Lori Schanche

Originally from Ontario, Canada, Lori Schanche retired from the Municipality of Anchorage as a Landscape Architect and Non-Motorized Transportation Coordinator. Lori has been taking silver-smithing classes since 2015 and is a self-taught enamel artist since February 2018.

Lori finds something magical about taking flat, sharp, boring looking pieces of metal, forming them into shapes, then adding enamel and then the best part - Fire! Lori uses a 1400-degree kiln, or open flame from a giant tank, and says it is quite a thrill to work with. And out of all this fun comes a beautiful, colorful object.

Lori tries to create pieces that represent nature and life. It's often kind of beat up, like a broken heart, and sometimes just gorgeous like a flower, often in raging color. Color in the landscape and the landscape in general is a big part of Lori's life and inspiration from nature is often in her pieces.

20 Pieces Available

Image Title Media Dimensions Price
After 5 earrings Enamel Jewelry 1 3/4" $55
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Aliens (But It's All Good) earrings Enamel Jewelry 2 1/4" $60
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Black Cheeky Hearts earrings Enamel Jewelry 3" $60
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Blue on Blue earrings Enamel Jewelry 3 1/2" $50
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Blue Turtles earrings Enamel Jewelry 2 3/4" $60
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Cave Paintings earrings Enamel Jewelry 2 5/8" SOLD
Dragon Hoops earrings Enamel Jewelry 2 1/8" $40
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Earned It Hearts earrings Enamel Jewelry 1 3/4" $45
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Garden Party earrings Enamel Jewelry 2 5/8" $65
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Hyacinth Hoops earrings Enamel Jewelry 2 1/8" $40
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Ice Blue Hearts earrings Enamel Jewelry 2" $55
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Luv Flowers earrings Enamel Jewelry 2" $60
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Pansies earrings Enamel Jewelry 2 1/2" $65
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Pastel Hearts earrings Enamel Jewelry 2 3/4" $60
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Peony Party Drops earrings Enamel Jewelry 2 1/2" SOLD
Purple Dress Up Hearts earrings Enamel Jewelry 2" $55
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Purple Rose Drops earrings Enamel Jewelry 2 1/4" $45
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Red Flowers and Pearl Party earrings Enamel Jewelry 2" $65
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River necklace Enamel Jewelry 17" chain SOLD
Strong Hearts earrings Enamel Jewelry 2" SOLD
Sun Bowls earrings Enamel Jewelry 2" $65
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Sunny Berries earrings Enamel Jewelry 2 1/4" $65
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Takes a Lot of Broken Hearts necklace Enamel Jewelry $90
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Wildflowers earrings Enamel Jewelry 2 5/8" $65
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