Laurel Burch

Laurel Burch began handcrafting one-of-a-kind jewelry in the 1960s in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury when she was only 19. By the 1970s, she was an internationally known artist and designer with a recognizable palette and style. Her vibrant vision gave birth to hundreds of paintings of mythical animals, ethereal birds, and figures that capture the soul of humanity—all portrayed in a rainbow of brilliant colors and accented with silver and gold.

Despite her lifelong struggle with a rare bone disease, Laurel lived with extraordinary joy, undiminished gratitude, and a contagious positive spirit. Her fantastical imagination, whimsical creatures, and the wonders she created for so many decades in her paintings, jewelry, and writings are now part of her legacy. The boundless originality of this extraordinary artist places her among the most treasured creative spirits of our time.