last update 7/21/2014
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Dr. Laurie Waters is a lace researcher, collector, and maker located in Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA. Now that I am retired from work (April 2012), I supposedly have a lot more time to work on the various LaceNews resources (well, that was the idea. I’m catching up). Some readers have also figured out that my personal email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and that I have another seldom-read blog called “Travels with Laurie”, http://tinyurl.com/ogy35gf.
You can download my CV here: Laurie Waters CV
Note: When I had this photo taken I brought along a copy of Pietro Loronzoni’s 1775 portrait of Mozart’s mother and told the photographer I wanted the same pose. How’s that for nerve. The jacket is by Doshi. The lace is an exact duplicate of a pattern in Sessa, 1561, and a postage-stamp size sample will soon be sent to the University of Arizona accelerator mass spectrometer for carbon dating.