Suman Shakya and Anil Shakya, from a metal-working family in Patan, are passionate about statue-making using the lost wax method. They work mainly with copper, silver, gold, and iron, with copper being considered the metal of purity by Tibetan masters.
Suman Shakya, developed his craft from an early age, observing his father's work in Patan. Over the next 25-30 years, he aimed to design and interpret his pieces while keeping their historic significance. He aimed to create contemporary designs without interrupting the traditional forms of deities, demonstrating the skill of modern artists. His work is influenced by Siddhi Raj Sakya, who also inspires his own artefacts.