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My name is Laura C. Wells. I'm a San Diego native and I love to create with my hands. You will find me hiking the local trails taking hundreds of photos of inspirations in the wild, roaming our amazing coast in awe of every shell or picking up broken glass in the street, just because it has so much potential. It's kind of ridiculous! While my professional life has been in the architectural and interior design industry, I have always enjoyed making jewelry and am mostly self taught. I teach the craft to others and love to share with people. I've worked in many mediums from wire, glass and enamel to my current passions of clay and resin. My Mom is an Alaska native (Unangan) from Unalaska who taught me to craft my whole life and my father is an Architect who taught me the lessons of good design. My Unangan hertitage speaks loudly to me when I create, and my work is often tribal flavored in nature with a Californian feel.
My mission is to create comfortable jewelry that is expressive to and of the person who wears it... because when it's done right, it can uplift and empower our everyday life!
We use a variety of materials including leather, metals, polymer clay, wire, resin, glass and enamel. All mediums are chosen thoughtfully for their structural qualities and accentuate their artistic qualities whenever possible. Capturing the moments of these qualities is when a piece is most beautiful!
All components used are also chosen with great conscience. Made is USA whenever possible and lead and nickel free.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE LOTUS LOGO
As a breast cancer survivor my direction in life became more focused and made me aware of of what's most important to me. When going through chemo I always kept my clay nearby to keep my mind and hands busy as I recovered. The simple act of creating made me feel empowered. I wear a lotus shaped ring on my right thumb to remind myself of this everyday, and stamp each of the polymer clay pieces with it as my signature. It represents self regeneration and rebirth. I love to make lotus themed jewelry whenever possible.
-Laura C. Wells