"My work is a big representation of my big love for my country and culture; which allows me to create pieces with much soul"
Lorena was born in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, México, and has lived in almost all of the states of México during her childhood. She has experienced the rich cultural diversity and artistic expressions of her country through her travels, and her love for folk art.
In 2003 Lorena and her family moved to San Antonio, Texas, where the same passion and appreciation for art motivated the opening of her retail store Pueblo Folk Art in the Stone Oak area. While in San Antonio, Lorena joined the Southwest School of Art, where she continues to master her craft in metal smithing and other disciplines. She is currently devoting most of her time to designing and creating unique jewelry pieces. Lorena works primarly in fine silver, bronze and copper metal clay, sterling silver and other mixed media. She also enjoys creating original figures such as angels, flowers, catrinas, nativity scenes, decorated crosses, acrylic paintings, painted wood bateas, and more.
Her work has been exhibited at several events in galleries, museums, art shows and local boutiques. Several of her signature jewelry designs in precious metal clay have been featured in the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 PMC Guild Annual books, “Exceptional Work in Precious Metal Clay”, other printed and on-line publications and galleries, blogs and trade sites.
Lorena has received her Certification as Qualified Metal Clay Artisan, and is an active member of the PMC Guild, founding member of its Metal Clay Artists of San Antonio Chapter, and the Society of North American Goldsmiths. In 2011 she was a member of the distinguished Jurors Panel for the juried selection of work published in the 2011 edition of the PMC Guild Annual.
Since I can remember art has been a strong influence in my life. I come from Mexico, a country so rich in traditions, culture and art; everything that surrounded me when I was a child living in Southern Mexico (Chiapas) has been very important in my formation as an artist.
My work is a big representation of my big love for my country and culture; which allows me to create pieces with much soul. I love to create pieces that represent me and that can tell a story, every piece I create is a reflection of myself.