About Us

Henrik Van Ryzin & Denise Van Ryzin make a variety of faux artifacts inspired by Polynesian Pop, adventure, exploration, and South Seas Mystery. Former Hollywood Artists (Henrik worked in Makeup FX, Denise in editing), they founded VanTiki Studio in 2001.

In 2024, Van Ryzin Studios was created to encompass artwork that didn't easily fall under the "tiki" descriptor.  The Van Tiki moniker remains the identifier for Henrik's art.   With Van Ryzin Studios acting as the producer.

All VanTiki artifacts are created by hand, by us at the Mt. VanTiki Ranger Station tucked into the Oregon woods. We produce our ceramic pieces as either one-of-a-kind hand-built mugs, or limited edition castings. Once an edition is cast, all molds are destroyed.

Artifacts produced by Van Ryzin Studios will also be made by us here in Oregon and some will be produced in partnership with other artists and noted clearly in documentation.