Lori Michel is a metalsmith from the lakeshore area of Grafton/Port Washington WI. She works mainly in silver, often adding details in copper and gold. She enjoys using unique stones as the center piece, along with textures. She got her start by attending courses at Revere Academy in San Francisco, semesters at Terry McCarthy studio in Grafton WI, and lots of experimentation. Her inspiration comes from nature and architecture resulting in pieces that have an organic feel with a modern edge.