Lori Gottlieb is a professional jewelry artist with a flair for creating unique, carefully crafted, handmade pieces that also embrace the beauty of imperfection.
Not long ago, Lori was living a very different life as a surgeon. However, after vision problems prevented her from continuing surgical practice, her part-time jewelry hobby became her full-time passion. Using the skills she honed as a surgeon, she creates stunning works for her clients.
“I have learned to design around my visual disability: I avoid straight lines, creating pieces that move in tandem with the body. As Claire Patterson wrote in American Style magazine, ‘Lori Gottlieb’s organic jewelry pairs great attention to detail with a total embrace of imperfection.’ “ Her inspiration comes from the world around her. “It’s as if there is a little camera in my head, capturing images as I roll by - a little out of focus, blurred around the edges.” She cites the textural layers of tree bark, leaves fluttering, swirling pebbles, the curve of the road, and the sinuous paths of rivers and streams, as some of the ‘images’ that spark ideas.