Lori Mitchell

Lori Mitchell Folk Artist

Lori Mitchell Folk Artist

Imbued with a nostalgic quality that reminds collectors of old toys and past seasonal celebrations, each papier-mâché statue tells a story. With a little imagination, you can arrange any number of Ms. Mitchell’s characters to tell your interpretation of every holiday and occasion.

A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Ms. Mitchell found her inspiration in the bulbous-bodied, slim legged look of Film-Maker Tim Burton’s animated characters. East Coast based, Ms. Mitchell began sculpting her characters in 1998 and has never looked back.

“As a kid, I found everything exciting and surprising, so I like for these figures to unlock that sense of wonder.  My intention is to entertain adults as well as children, so there’s got to be a certain level of sophistication to pull adults back into childhood.”

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