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Lisa’s Story

For as long as she can remember, Lisa has been drawn to art.  

Her aunt — a sculptor and quilter — provided Lisa’s earliest artistic instruction, encouraging Lisa’s tinkerings and teaching her to craft clothing, dolls, ceramic molds, and more.

As she grew up, Lisa’s penchant for art evolved into a full-blown passion for creating. When she began studying at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, she decided to major in 3D Studio & Art Metals and pursue a career in the arts.

After she graduated in 2011, Lisa — trained at university in mokume (Japanese metalworking), casting, welding, enameling, etching, and traditional metalsmithing — launched her own jewelry line, aptly named Lisa Shinkan Jewelry.

Soon after, Lisa found herself drawn to the interplay between jewelry and clothing — the way they complemented each other, helping the wearer make a statement or tell a story without saying a single word.

As her love for jewelry making and clothing grew, Lisa decided to take her passion to the next level. She launched Cloth & Metal — a women’s clothing and jewelry boutique — in 2019.

When you step into Cloth & Metal, you’ll find a warm, welcoming space filled with stylish clothing, handmade jewelry, and handcrafted candles. This dog-friendly, environmentally-conscious boutique located in Middleton, Wisconsin offers a welcoming environment for all fashion lovers and pups of all kinds! Stop in with your furry friend to see a handful of local products made in the USA. No matter what your style, you’re sure to find something that speaks to you among the beautiful pieces so lovingly crafted and curated by Lisa herself.

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