Design By: Lori C. Mitchell™
the artist: Lori C. MitchellTM has been creating unique paper mache folk art characters for the past 17 years. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Lori finds inspiration in children’s literature, old illustrations and toys. She is drawn to the warmth and magic that vintage pieces evoke. “They stir something deep within us … a quiet, peaceful place, a sense of belonging, a time of simple pleasures…” She works diligently to evoke the same nostalgic feelings in her designs while including a touch of whimsy and modern flare. Lori’s use of color and expression, attention to detail, and general sense of humor brings her designs to life. Her work sparks the imagination and child in all of us.
In 2002 Lori partnered with ESC and Company, Inc.TM to allow her creations to reach a broader audience. ESC is the exclusive source for hundreds of licensed reproductions of Lori’s fantastic designs, including many brand new creations that will debut at the upcoming 2019 Atlanta show. Lori’s designs have not only endured into their second decade, but are continuing to broaden their appeal to new customers and admirers each year.Lori resides in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, three young children and a spunky welsh terrier … all of whom supply her with limitless inspiration.