Lauren Markley

Lauren Markley, Jewelry Artist

Raleigh, North Carolina

Lauren’s jewelry is her interpretation of her immediate surroundings. She use architectural forms and distressed surface treatments, such as scratches, burns, and peeling paint, to express her interest in the history and fading memories contained within dwellings and other structures. ”

Lauren combines traditional metalsmithing skills with alternative techniques such as stitching through metal. Her work explores themes of architecture and history through a visual vocabulary that includes structural shapes and textures evocative of unfinished states and states of decay.

Lauren’s work is fabricated primarily of sterling silver, brass, and reclaimed wood. She often uses textiles, paint, patinas, and gold leaf to create focal points.

Melanie ColemanLauren Markley