Laurel inc was a partnership between Shashi Singapuri and Laurel Burch. In 1971 Laurel Burch visited China. With Shashi's help she became one of the first American designers to import from The People’s Republic Of China.
She was introduced to artisans who specialized in cloisonné, a type of enamel that worked brilliantly with Laurel’s brightly colored patterns. Using this material and technique, she worked alongside artisans to develop a collection of handcrafted enamel jewelry made from Laurel’s paintings of animals, people, flowers and cats under the brand Laurel Inc.
Our Laurel Inc pieces represent Laurels transformation from street artist to manufacturer, preserved in vintage unopened packaging in the Museum's collection.