“The stillness of nature, the curve of a leaf, the bends of a twig, the flow of water over tumbled stones – all of these expressions of nature provide inspiration and creativity when designing my jewelry, which I like to think of as wearable art. I enjoy the process of taking a flat piece of metal or a straight piece of wire and creating shapes, forms and sculptures.”
Lori grew up in rural western New York State and went to college in Rochester, NY. While working in the television industry in NYC, she discovered the art of creating jewelry. She began taking related courses at Brookfield Craft Center, the Center for Metal Arts, FIT, and private classes with master goldsmith and creator of Fold-Forming – Charles Lewton-Brain, Jayne Redman and Cynthia Eid, as well as other independent instructors from around the country.
Since 2003, Lori has been designing and creating jewelry, and she now teaches metalsmithing and jewelry-making (privately and in group classes) and is a faculty member at the Brookfield Craft Center.