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Sylvia Laks

Sylvia Laks produces traditional stained glass designs of incredible quality and beauty. Her unique, custom designs are in demand by architects and home decorators around the world.

A master draftswoman, Laks incorporates the grisaille technique (drawing on glass with metal powder which is subsequently baked at high temperatures) in her own original designs as well in restorations of church windows in Costa Rica and Europe.

Sylvia and Enrique Laks also manage an enterprise named “Artisan,” which employs single mothers who create a range of art and craft items including naturally scented soaps, original paintings on handmade paper, and glass mosaic items, which are sold to stores and individuals in Costa Rica.

If you would like a cd containing more images of the artist’s work sent to you by mail, email us at and we will make it happen! (minimal cost plus actual postage)

“We really had a great time on the Art Tour. I was telling my mom that to just walk into a gallery and look at art seems so dry to me, but to see the artists and hear their stories and inspirations just gave the art such a personal feel to me!”

“Your Costa Rica Art Tour was truly a delight. You did a wonderful job in selecting a very talented group of artists with personalities to match. Both Marie and I hope to have the opportunity to share the experience again. Your idea of doing a photographic tour of San Jose sounds very appealing.”

We hope to see you on the next Costa Rica Art Tour! You are sure to enjoy seeing the work of Costa Rican artists and artisans in their private studios and galleries! Private art tours take place in small groups of 10 persons maximum, so you will have the opportunity to speak directly with the artists. Painters, sculptors, ceramicists, stained glass artists, printmakers, all are included in the tours, as are traditional artisans such as mask-makers and blacksmiths.

All of our art tours are in private minibusses, and include lunch and translation into English.

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Works shown on this site may or may not be available for purchase. Where shown, prices are exclusive of crating, packing and shipping. Please contact us by email first if you would like to place an order.

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