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Buck Lopez is a contemporary artist of Catalina Island. He is a mason and artist who grew up on Catalina. He explores many mediums, and got his start as a tattoo artist. After a hand injury, he was forced to stop tattooing, and moved his focus into other art forms. He is a musician, a painter, and brings old artforms back to life with his carvings.

 

These soapstone bowls are pieces he does that are inspired by the soapstone bowls of the Pimu. He protects the island's natural resources and sustainably sources his soapstone elsewere.

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