Lorien Powers is an artist who specializes in creating industrial and contemporary style jewelry. From a young age, her mother encouraged her proclivity for art, taking her to shows and introducing her to a multitude of forms. When she was only three years old, she took her first art class and experienced her first success, making paper and drawing with flowers, this moment was captured and published in the local newspaper. Growing up in Michigan, Lorien encountered a number of supportive teachers and mentors who encouraged her to continue honing her skills, and after high school, she attended college at Montana State University, commencing her formal art education with a BFA in Metalsmithing. Although she had been exposed to metal work early on, her father having a career in the steel industry, it was at Montana State that Lorien pursued the craft of Metalsmithing.