Olefson Art Opticals
Mixed Media Client since 2023
Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder
Discover the Hidden Treasure of Handmade Eyewear at Olefson Art Opticals
Open (Tiny) House Event on National Eyewear Day
Laurie Olefson, a former NYC art director and longtime crafter, has opened a studio for her handmade frames and readers in Providence, Rhode Island. Her frames, which she calls “jewelry for the face,” are designed to reflect personal style.
Unique readers with flowers, tamisé (gold and silver leaf), polymer clay (with matching earrings), and wood veneers are designed for both men and women. Olefson has participated in fine quality craft shows including the Smithsonian and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The tiny studio is located in the courtyard of the Nicholson File Company building (1864) at 3 Acorn Street. It’s worth the effort to find Olefson Art Opticals and try on her frames in person. She promises that customers will receive loads of compliments when wearing them.