Fire Walk

Franc calls me and says, ‘there is a guy teaching people how to walk across hot coals, and it only takes one night to learn to do it’.  It was 1985 and the idea that I would be walking on hot coals seemed impossibly fascinating.  Yet fifteen years earlier on the enchanted island I witnessed Balinese […]

Posted at 7pm on 4/19/16 | 13 comments | Filed Under: Gem Art | Tagged: , , , | read on


After some research and a year of planning, Franc and I decided to take a less traveled route of the famous pilgrimage “The Camino de Santiago” on the north coast of Spain. 
Thousands of people have walked the pilgrimage across Spain over the past thousand (or so) years, and there are many different routes and […]

Posted at 7pm on 11/23/15 | 10 comments | Filed Under: Personal Explorations | Tagged: , , , , , , , | read on


LAWRENCE STOLLER is an internationally recognized, award-winning artist who has pioneered the art of sculpting spectacular Megagems, including several of the largest gemstone sculptures in existence. His work has been featured in numerous shows and galleries in the United States, from Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles to Fifth Avenue in New York, the Furstman Institute of Mineralogy (Moscow, Russia), the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art (Elhurst, Illinois), the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), and the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History.

Stoller completed a commission for American Express, creating the centerpiece of the 9/11 Eleven Tears Memorial, located across the street from Ground Zero. His collaborative work Bahia stands as the cornerstone of the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, California.

An avid horseman and endurance athlete, Lawrence Stoller and his wife Sunni live, work, and teach in the shadows of the spectacular Three Sisters Mountains in Bend, Oregon.