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. I work with mainly in copper with organic embellishments. I work in my home studio and find it very relaxing and productive. I am so lucky to have spent the last 10 years among amazingly talented jewelers as friends in the Western Ave community. They have been teachers and inspirations to me every step of the way.
I am in the process of moving to South Carolina, the above picture is on our homesite, so I will be limited to open studios in April only this year. I will be in West Concord MA on May 5. I am available via email or the contact page here if you are interested in one of my pieces. I will be back in full force in the fall of this year. Thank you for your support.