Art has been a part of Laurie LaBar's life since she was a little girl. Her life also included science and history, and a family whose travels brought her all around the world. She became an archaeologist, but never stopped creating. When a "'soft money" job ended in 1992, she joined her brother and sister-in-law's jewelry business, and later struck out on her own.
Over time, Laurie returned to archaeology, then attended grad school at Winterthur. Mild mannered museum curator by day and torch-wielding silversmith by night, Laurie shapes her jewelry to reflect her love of nature, her interest in the healing power of gemstones, as well as her desire to create.
Laurie lives in Maine, on the Kennebec River. Welcome, Laurie!