Lauren Markley, Wreckage Ring
From Kansas, LAUREN MARKLEY currently lives in Raleigh, NC. She exhibits at numerous craft shows each year and teaches workshops around the country.
She shares, ” My jewelry, at once both small-scale sculpture as well as ornament for the body, is a personal interpretation of my surroundings and observations. I primarily use sterling silver, enamel, bronze, and wood. My work is inspired by inhabited and abandoned spaces, architecture, building materials, and schematics. I explore these themes through the use of geometric forms, repeated patterns, and negative space, as well as with surface treatments such as painting and etching. I fabricate my jewelry using traditional metalsmithing methods in my studio in Raleigh, NC.”