Hans-Ulrich Pauly, one of Idar-Oberstein’s most renowned carvers, exhibited at The JCK Show ~ Las Vegas this year for the first time. Pauly worked with his father, Erwin, a carving legend in Idar, from 1972 to 1985, carving portraits of the royal families of Saudi Arabia and Europe. After opening his own studio he focused on creating art objects and for a decade worked with many French jewelers including Boucheron, Van Cleef and Arpels, and Cartier.
Pauly also sculpts life-size bronzes, many of which can be seen around Idar-Oberstein. At The JCK Show, Pauly displayed three-dimensional carvings of plants, animals, and people.