Lorie Marsh resides in beautiful Northern California with her supportive husband of many years, two spoiled dogs, and one very independent cat. Her joy and inspiration are derived from her profound love for her family, pets and her deep appreciation for the beauty found in nature.
Lorie first saw dichroic glass in 2004, it was love at first sight. She took a class to learn the basics, started experimenting with different techniques and design and has developed the pieces of art you see today. This creative expression has become Lorie's passion.
The inspiration for Art of the Soul came to Lorie after a heart-wrenching experience in her own life. While Lorie was on vacation, her beloved Sheltie, Sable, unexpectedly passed away. Adding to the pain from that loss, Sable was cremated before Lorie could return. She agonized over not being able to have a special keepsake to keep Sable's memory alive and her forever present in her life.
Then one day, while working in her studio, inspiration struck! She realized that many people long for the same thing, a truly special keepsake of their Loved One, be they pet, family member or friend. She began work on a design for a "memory stone", with the intention to preserve and protect a Loved One's essence forever.
From that point forward, Lorie has been producing these magnificent, one-of-a-kind, art glass pendants which encase a small portion of a Loved One's ashes. Her clients report that these lovely glass keepsakes are treasures that give comfort, healing and a deep sense of peace. As so often happens, in the process of trying to help others, Lorie has received the same blessings herself.
Please contact Lorie today if you have any questions. For Every Art of the Soul order received, a donation of $10.00 is given to the charity of your choice.
Current member of Sebastopol Center for the Arts and Kiln Formed Glass Alliance.