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About Kristin Lora

Kristin Lora has been designing and making jewelry and art objects for over 30 years.  Inspired by bold shapes and forms, objects, color and movement, Kristin designs unique jewelry, small sculpture and objects to flatter and entertain.  These items are created using precious and non-precious materials, such as gold, silver, gemstones, found objects, glass and many other items.

Please enjoy viewing samples of Kristinís work throughout the website.  Feel free to contact Kristin at 505-660-0042.


ABeCeDarian, Facere, Seattle, 2011

Renewal Notice Exhibition, NCTC, West Virginia, 2010

Robot Invasion; Thomas Mann's I/O Gallery; 2010

Celebrating 70: Facere Gallery, Seattle, WA 2010

Toys Designed by Artists Exhibition; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR, 2009

Pendants and Lockets; Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco, 2008

Signs of Life: Facere Gallery, Seattle, WA 2008

Teapots!: Morgan Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, Penn, 2007; Purchase by Teapot Museum

A New Look: High Gloss Gallery, Houston, TX, 2007

Niche Magazine Award, February 2008

Sit – Play, Two-person show, Victoria Price Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2007

Two Niche Award finalist pieces, Niche Magazine, Rosen Group, 2007

34th Annual Toys Designed by Artists Exhibition; Purchase Award for permanent collection and catalog image; Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection, Little Rock, AR, 2006

Martini Squared, Gallery I/O, New Orleans, LA, 2006

Play Time: Toys for Adults, curated by Suzanne Ramljak, Editor Metalsmith Magazine, Brookfield Craft Center, CT, 2006

Winner, Niche Award, February 2006: Pink Panther Music Box, Whimsical category

33rd Annual Toys Designed by Artists Exhibition curated by Kenneth Trapp formerly of the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery; Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection, Little Rock, AR,
2005-2006 (Catalogue cover image, Purchase Award for permanent collection)

Two Niche Award finalist pieces, Niche Magazine, Rosen Group, 2005

Cocktails at 5 – Gowns at 8, Sculpture to Wear, Los Angeles, CA, 2005

Beachstone Dispersal, Shaw Jewelry, Northeast Harbor, ME, 2005

Chess, traveling exhibition organized by Velvet da Vinci; San Francisco, CA, 2003-2005

  • Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, 2005
  • Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O, New Orleans, LA, 2004
  • The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, 2004
  • The Crafts Council Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK, 2004
  • The Gallery, Ruthin Craft Centre, Denbighshire, Wales, 2003, 2004
  • Vennel Gallery, Irvine, Scotland, 2003

Architecturally-influenced Jewelry, Newbill Collection by the Sea, FL, 2004

An Evening with Nicolas and Alexandra, New Mexico Museum of Fine Art, NM, 2004

Playing Around with Toys, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, TX, 2004

SOFA Teapot show; Mobilia Gallery; Cambridge, MA, 2003


Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; MBA

University of California, Berkeley; BS Zoology

Continuing/Metalwork Education
Alan Revere Academy, San Francisco State University, Santa Fe Community College,  Taos School of Jewelry,  Jack da Silva Studios,  Mendocino Art Center



ABeCeDarian ,  Children’s book, Lorene Publications, 2011

1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse,  Garth Johnson, Quarry Books, 2010, pgs. 134, 169-185

Celebrating 70, Lorene Publications, 2010, page 78

Jewelry Design Challenge,  Linda Kopp, Lark Books, pgs. 98-100 and back cover

Design & Make Mixed Media Jewellery, Joanne Haywood, A&C Black Publishers, 2009

Ornament Magazine, Feature article, “Kristin Lora; An Artful Whimsy”, 2009

500 Pendants & Lockets, Lark Books, 2008, page 64

Fashion Magazine; “P.S. Personal Shopper”, Fall 2008, page 116

Signs of Life, Lorene Publications, 2008

Santa Fe New Mexican, “Local art to adorn civic center”, January 15, 2008, page C-1

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, “Steeped in Style”, December 2, 2007, page F-1

HGTV, That’s clever, filmed for TV show May 25, 2008

Jewelry Artist (formerly Lapidary Journal), June 2007

Felted Jewelry, Lark Books, 2007

The Santa Fean magazine, feature fashion, “Urban Elegance”, December 2006, page 35

Trend Magazine,Santa Fe’s Newest Power Couple, Fall 2006/Winter 2007, pp 156-160

The Santa Fe New Mexican Community News "Faces and Places", Sunday March 12, 2006

Niche Magazine, Niche Award Winners, Spring 2006

Santa Fean magazine, Artists & Exhibitions, “Full Circle: The Art of Kristin Lora”, Jan/Feb

Creative Silver Chains book, Lark Books, 2005, pp 15, 36

AY magazine, Art Scene, “More Than Just Tinker Toys…” December 2005, pp 24, 25

Niche magazine, Something New, sterling silver martini glass with jade and garnet stickpin, “For
The Bridal Party”, Winter 2005, page 144

American Style magazine, sterling silver salt and pepper shakers, December 2004, page 89



Board of Directors, Society of North American Goldsmiths; (2006 - 2009)

Chair, Board of Directors, Friends of Contemporary Art (2005-2007)

Board of Directors – current Advisor, New Mexico Women in the Arts (2002-2007)

Board of Directors, Center for Contemporary Arts (2003-2004)

American Crafts Council

telephone: 505-660-0042 | email: kristin@kristinlora.com
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