Lori Catlin Garcia has 20 years of experience as a professional designer. She has a B.F.A. from the University of Evansville and an M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego. During Lori’s career she has worked as a theatre costume designer, a textile designer and as a corporate marketing professional/design manager in the toy industry. Making art of all kinds has always been Lori's first love, both personally and professionally. By day, Lori is the Creative Manager at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, where she is a passionate advocate for the Beads of Courage program.
My journey as an artist has taken me from coast to coast, into the corporate world and back out again. My work is eclectic, just like my background. I am inspired by the ancient textile patterns that captured my imagination when I worked as costume designer. I enjoy the endless colors and patterns that can be acheived when melting soda lime glass. In addition, I never grow tired of the wealth of designs that are possible when combining glass and stones with different metals using traditional metalworking techniques.
It is my hope that each combination of handcrafted elements will lead the wearer to appreciate uniqueness in today’s increasingly commercial world.