We are Mudmittens, a new collaboration between longtime makers, Lori Swartz and Patty Bilbro.
Lori Swartz is a painter, writer, filmmaker and performer of circus arts. She began as a metalsmith, creating sculpture and jewelry. Working as a multi-media artist has allowed her to express herself in ways that are both public and private. She does not have divided loyalties. She has one loyalty (art), with multiple expressions.
Patty Bilbro is a contemporary clay artist and filmmaker. She is a fan of both craft and concept with no preference on what dominates. She is an expert maker of squirrel noises.
Patty Bilbro and Lori Swartz are New Mexico based artists who live and work in Madrid, NM. Their most recent project was an animated short film, which won Locals Favorite in the Madrid Film Festival.