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Claire Lorts: From Biology to Artisan Jewelry

Claire Lorts

Claire Lorts is living her dream — literally. In 2019, Claire Lorts decided to leave her job managing a plant biology lab at Penn State — a job she loved — to pursue her other passion: art. She now works from her studio in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania creating wooden earrings and is beginning to experiment with metalsmithing. In this episode of I’m Your Neighbor, Claire shares the story of how she made this transition and opens up about the challenges and rewards of being a full-time artist.

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