Lori Gann-Smith

Tel. +1 615 310 3910

I am a Costume Designer, Fashion Designer, teacher of all things textile and a fiber artist.  Combining textiles, unconventional materials and printmaking techniques--that's my thing. 

Costume Design is my first love--I enjoy the collaboration that making a successful theatrical production requires. Helping a director bring his/her vision to life on the stage is a passion.

My inspiration for making all my work is rooted in carrying on the traditions of the groundbreaking feminist textile artists and designers who blazed the trail through the art world for work like mine which is as likely to be wearable or utilitarian as not. I also celebrate the craft of thread and fabric practiced more out of necessity than choice by my many female ancestors.  Their work, however humble, shone with creativity and vision and I honor them through my work whether it be for stage, screen, runway or gallery.

I am a proponent of Slow Cloth as well as the DIY maker movement and love to share my techniques and skills through teaching and workshops.