Aarin Burch on Laurel Burch

“Look at the world through the eyes of your heart.”

Laurel Burch started with less than nothing and built a global brand expressing joy and beauty. As a teenager on her own in 1960’s San Francisco Laurel created original jewelry by hammering metal on the back of a frying pan. Despite poverty, single parenthood and chronic illness Laurel persisted to build a design empire still thriving more than a decade after her death. Laurel’s daughter Aarin tells the story of her remarkable mother.


Aarin Burch

Aarin Burch, president of Laurel Burch Studios is a native San Franciscan with an extraordinary upbringing; she is the daughter of one of the most famed and admired artists and jewelry designers, Laurel Burch. Laurel’s zest in life and relentless passion to create and draw deeper connections between us all inspired and created a lasting impact in her daughter Aarin, which ultimately paved the way for her own creative aspirations.

Aarin Burch began her creative journey at the California College of Arts and Crafts where she obtained her BFA and served on the Frameline Board of Directors as an established filmmaker. She’s received notable recognition for her films shown at festivals throughout the world, and established a profound name for herself in both the film and business industries. In recognizing her shared passion for celebrating our inter-connectedness, Aarin has taken on the role as president of Laurel Burch Studios, the art licensing company for the Laurel Burch brand, based in The San Francisco Bay Area.

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Laurel Burch

Laurel Burch was a 20-year-old single mother who found metal in junkyards to hammer into jewelry to support her two children. She went on to win distinction as a fanciful designer and success as a savvy businesswoman. Laurel Burch Artworks still thrives today, under the watch of her daughter Aarin.