Owner John Lakstigala’s father was born in Riga, Latvia. A master hand wood carver, he escaped the hard times of war conditions and landed in Canada where he continued his works. The piece displayed he considered his finest piece “The Last Supper”. He was commissioned to carve beautiful carvings for the Queen of England, Princess Margaret, as well as many other dignitaries in Canada and the United States. His work has been cast in bronze, aluminum, silver and is found on many of the finest pieces of furniture.
He selected the perfect piece of wood to enable the grain to show his carving to advantage. He then starts to chisel away with his razor-sharp tools, turning the piece of wood into a beautiful piece of art. With every cut in full realization that one slip of chisel could spell disaster for the carving. His talent is one that very few possess.
Creative Carvings is a web commerce site where you can acquire reproductions of these master carvings