Laura Doran is the owner of The Copper Mine Collection.
After a long career in the corporate world and several short forks in the road since retirement, I have found myself totally immersed in creating copper jewelry. The warmth of the copper is what beckoned me and the transforming a piece of metal into something visually and tactilely pleasing is what has kept me going.
I am continually acquiring new skills and equipment to bring a new vision to my work. Currently I work with copper sheet metal, copper metal clay, polymer clay, other metals and stones and beads. I work out of my loft and find that working in my home is very relaxing and productive.
I am so lucky to have so many amazingly talented jewelers as friends in our wonderful Western Ave community. They are teachers and inspirations to me every step of the way. I am always happy to discuss my work and my processes with you in my loft during open studios, or send an email and we can arrange to meet. Enjoy the beauty and diversity of copper!