Lorena Angulo grew up in Mexico and the time she spent there amongst the beautiful and traditional Mexican Folk Art shows in her body of work that she loves to create. Each of Lorena’s creations seems to hold an untold secret that keeps you guessing its true meaning with each glance.
Lorena started taking metalsmithing classes at Southwest School of Art in San Antonio; it was there where she was introduced to metal clay by Claire Holliday. Since that day she felt in love with this new wonderful medium and has been creating most of her work with it.
Lorena was granted permanent residency in the US based on extraordinary artistic merit in 2012.
She has become a very active artist in metal clay wearable art. Her work has been featured in gallery exhibitions, several books, magazines, publications, and countless online articles. Lorena is the author of a book called Behind the Brooch published in May 2014 by Schiffer Publishing.
“For as long as I can remember, art has had a strong influence on my life. Coming from Mexico, a country rich in traditions, culture and art, has been very important to my formation as an artist. This great passion for my culture inspires me to create jewelry that reflects who I am and where I come from.”