Lori C. Mitchell
Lori Mitchell has been creating unique papier 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.
Lori resides in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, three young children and a spunky welsh terrier...all of whom supply her with limitless inspiration.