Ian Saudē was born in Hollywood, California and was raised on California’s idyllic Central Coast. He attended the University of California at Berkeley and studied English Literature and Classics, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude. Soon after, he moved to Katmandu, Nepal principally to study Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and meditation techniques with several of its greatest living masters. This is still his single greatest passion. While in Katmandu, inspired by the ancient traditions of craftsmanship, Ian Saudē indulged his abiding love of art and design by collaborating with local artisans, metal smiths and weavers to create jewelry and objects which formed the basis for his first accessories collection – so dividing his time between his new work, and other educational, spiritual and charitable pursuits.
Ian also has a beautiful line of handwoven rugs and bronze work displayed in his San Luis Obispo showroom. You can learn more about his showroom here!