Lauren creates jewelry with silver, brass, wood and thread. She explores themes of architecture, disintegration and decay through use of surface treatments such as painting, burning, scratching, and stitching.
Lauren is a native of Kansas currently living in Raleigh, North Carolina. She began studying metalsmithing in 2007 and has taken classes in New York City, Penland, NC, and Iowa City, IA. She was a founding member of the West Main Artists Co-op in Spartanburg, SC and now maintains a studio at The Carter Building in Raleigh. Her professional affiliations include the American Craft Council and the Society of American Goldsmiths.