Every woodworker has a most-loved tool. Mine is a small adze, in the Botswana language Setswana, called a petlwana. I use it when I first find an old piece of
The natural environment is the inspiration for Christiane’s art. It is also the source of food, medicines, dyes, and housing for the people living in Africa’s rural areas. Making sure that this environment is preserved, and the livelihoods of local people are improved, is a big part of Christiane’s commitment to Africa. The training in sculpture Christiane provides to local artists emphasises sustainable harvesting.
For every Christiane Stolhofer unique miniature sculpture you collect, a percentage of the proceeds helps develop the talent of a young Motswana artist through the work of the OAA — Okavango Artists Association. Learn more about the OAA’s promotion of local art through training, mentorship and exhibitions.