Lori Betz has 25 years of art experience, as well as a portfolio of varied accomplishments including public art commissions, solo exhibitions, and academic achievements. She possess a strong sense of artistry and outside the box thinking.

She puts an emphasis on communicating with clients regarding specifications for customized art pieces that are designed to highlight the history, personality and objective, of the project

She studied studio art and design at the University of Texas, Austin and was then awarded an artist’s residency at the Shigaraki Cultural Institute, in Shigaraki, Japan.  After completing her residency she sought out instructors to study with and this led her to apprentice with artist Alan Bain in Procopia, Greece and then on to study sculpture with artist Alex Deya in Cortona, Italy, and portraiture with renown portrait artist, Philippe Faraut in New York.


Betz and her partner, Frank Clegg, have experience in all types of mold making and casting. Betz worked in a sculpture foundry for two years before opening up her own sculpture foundry in downtown Houston, Texas,  Betz Art Foundry. ”  The foundry grew quickly and to accommodate the growing business they moved the foundry north of the city to Porter, Texas.


She teaches portraiture and figurative sculpture at the Glade Arts Foundation and the principals of casting and sculpture at the Betz Art Foundry. She is currently on the board of the Texas Sculpture Society.

To find out about when the next sculpture class is please email