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September 4, 2018
Fresh Face: The Studio/Recentered Pieces
“It’s in my nature to share this excitement and energy—I love creating things, and always have.” Lori Sturgess opened The Studio this month to bring her custom centerpiece sculptures and beautiful linens to Lancaster.
As a McCaskey grad, Lori is pleased to be back home to share her creative passion with the community. “Lancaster is a hotbed of arts and music,” says Lori. “I hope to add something new to the scene.”
Lori has her degree from the University of Georgia in textile design which led her to chair arts festivals, teach students at Savannah College of Art & Design, and purchase her first company. Lori began to expand her passion by launching a custom painted linens company which grew to eventually have 1,800 accounts around the country.
After 13 years of full-time wholesale production while completing consulting, sales, and marketing work for several international companies, Lori began creating sculptures in partnership with three other artists to form the company that would become Recentered Pieces.
The collection has grown as demand for interesting alternatives to traditional arrangements rises. Her centerpieces are available for rent for large corporate events, dinner parties, and for purchase as personal gifts or additions to private collections.
“I see beauty in many salvaged items and enjoy creating new pieces that celebrate their history and what they can be now. I hope they inspire creative thought in those that observe them and I love to help people tap their own creativity by hosting workshops.”
Lori welcomes all to visit The Studio, bringing together both Recentered Pieces and Lori Betts Ltd in Lancaster.