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Lauren McCarthy

Artist statement/Biography: 

Lauren Terry McCarthy knew she was an artist as soon as she could hold a crayon. Throughout her childhood she developed an appreciation for her surroundings to find her inspirations and would often sit for hours with pencil and paper. Years of artistic study made it clear that Lauren's life would be centered on her passion for creative expression.

Today, this creative passion radiates from her handcrafted couture line of art jewelry. Lauren works in many different mediums, combining vintage components with fine silver or bronze focal elements made from metal clay. Her beading and wirework designs have been combined to make some of her most coveted pieces to date. Always a lover of unique handmade jewelry herself, as a designer Lauren has a style that blends natural materials with expressive fluidity to make her works highly collectible pieces. She has a keen use of color, rich tones and unique materials make each of her pieces a one-of-a-kind gem.

A graduate of Syracuse University with a BFA in Advertising Design and Illustration, Lauren excelled in a creative marketing career working for Fortune 100 companies, small businesses and start-ups. Lauren is also a commissioned fine artist and has been since her high school days. She is established in her community as a portrait artist and painter. A member of the American Portrait Association, Lauren is commissioned by both corporate and private individuals.

Lauren believes in “giving back” and is an active supporter of several charities in her local community. She is a Board Member of the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier, Inc. and serves on the Resource Development Committee. She lives in Binghamton, NY with her husband, Mark and their Jack Russell Terrorist, Dash.

Medium: Jewelry, Painting
Keywords: Metal clay, polymer clay, wire wrapping, beads, acrylics
Phone Number: (203) 449-8722

Lauren McCarthy