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Ken Q Li

Born in China in 1958, Ken began sculpting at a very young age.He worked as an apprentice in a jade carving facility after secondary school. Upon completing training, he became a technical worker in carving and engraving every kind of stone, including jade, soapstone and marble.

In 1976 he was accepted into the Guangdong Arts and Crafts College in Canton, majoring in carving and sculpting. He studied traditonal Chinese and Western carving, then returned to the jade carving facility, this time as a supervisor.The company evolved into a jewllery manufacturer and Ken became a designer and sample maker.

The Chinese government recognized Mr. Li with the Certificate of Arts and Crafts Technician in 1987.This is the highest level of recognition in the country.He also showed in the Canton Fair, a prominent fair hosted by the government.

Ken moved to Canada in 1997, living in small towns in northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories.It was not long before he became inspired by the wildlife of North America.He has blended the traditional Chinese techniques with the Western methods, creating a style that is uniquely his and one that enables him to express his feelings for the animals that he sculpts.

His pieces can be found in public and private collections around the world, including the USA, England, Germany and Canada.



Ken Q Li: White Polar Bear E8877 Ken Q Li: Bear E8882 Ken Q Li: Bear E8464
White Polar Bear E8877
5 x 9.5 in.   Stone
Bear E8882
5.25 x 9.5 in.   Stone   
Bear E8464
8 x 3.5 x 5 in.   Stone
Ken Q Li: Bear E8462 Ken Q Li: Large Grizzly - Head On View Ken Q Li: Bear 6-801
Bear E8462
8 x 3.5 x 4.5 in.   Stone
Large Grizzly - Head On View
12 x 20 x 8 in.   Stone   
Bear 6-801
3.5 x 5.75 x 3 in.   Stone   
Ken Q Li: Grizzly Bear  E8904 Ken Q Li: Jade Polar Bear E8982 Ken Q Li: Owl E8985
Grizzly Bear E8904
10 x 6 x 4 in.   Stone
Jade Polar Bear E8982
8 x 4 x 3 in.   Stone   
Owl E8985
7 x 5 x 3 in.   Stone   
Ken Q Li: Owl E8997 Ken Q Li: Bear 9-245 Ken Q Li: Grizzly Bear E8861
Owl E8997
10 x 6.5 x 6 in.   Stone
Bear 9-245
6 x 3.75 x 3 in.   Stone
Grizzly Bear E8861
9 x 6 x 4 in.   Stone
Ken Q Li: White Jade Owl #9-953 Ken Q Li: Chinese White Jade OWL #6-81 Ken Q Li: Grizzly Bear, fossil stone #9-584
White Jade Owl #9-953
5 x 3 x 3 in.   Stone
Chinese White Jade OWL #6-81
4 x 3 x 2.5 in.   Stone
Grizzly Bear, fossil stone #9-584
7 x 3 x 4 in.   Stone
Ken Q Li: OWL fossil stone #9-468 Ken Q Li: Polar Bear, Chinese White Jade #E8617 Ken Q Li: OWL, fossil stone #9-470
OWL fossil stone #9-468
5 x 3 x 2.5 in.   Stone
Polar Bear, Chinese White Jade #E8617
5 x 10 x 3.5 in.   Stone
OWL, fossil stone #9-470
5 x 3 x 2.5 in.   Stone
Ken Q Li: OWL, fossil stone #K8009
OWL, fossil stone #K8009
6 x 5 x 3 in.   Stone

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