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My name is Lauren Anabela. I am an artist, metalsmith and founder of Creative Dexterity, which I began in 2007.

Ever since I was little I have loved to explore and create things.

I'm a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a BFA and major in 3D/Metals. I have managed to put my degree to use by teaching at the Worcester Center for Crafts and have always kept my mind and hands busy by creating.

I get inspiration from just about anything but my three main recurring sources are nature/science, technology and pop culture.

I learn a lot by just observing animals, plants and other humans. Nature gives us an endless supply of beauty on a daily basis.

Technology may be the…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 13
  • Joined September 17, 2007

Favorite materials

metal, sterling, copper, steel, plastic, wood, clay, bone, paint, enamel, glass, resin, mixed media

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About

My name is Lauren Anabela. I am an artist, metalsmith and founder of Creative Dexterity, which I began in 2007.

Ever since I was little I have loved to explore and create things.

I'm a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a BFA and major in 3D/Metals. I have managed to put my degree to use by teaching at the Worcester Center for Crafts and have always kept my mind and hands busy by creating.

I get inspiration from just about anything but my three main recurring sources are nature/science, technology and pop culture.

I learn a lot by just observing animals, plants and other humans. Nature gives us an endless supply of beauty on a daily basis.

Technology may be the complete opposite to nature but in a way complement one another. Many of today's modern inventions, buildings, fashion trends are derived from what we see in nature.

Most of my metalsmithing work goes through a technical process and being detail oriented, precise and formal with with material itself comes natural to me. I like the challenge of problem solving, figuring out the steps to make my piece work and that’s why I am drawn to mechanical structures as well as the metalsmithing process.

Pop Culture is where most of my production work plays in. I like to use images or materials that relate to what is going on in the world in a humorous or inventive manner. You can even find some of my work trying to relate pop culture to my other two inspirations, nature and technology.


By not limiting myself to a particular medium or category, I have developed an eclectic style that best conveys my personality and interests. I use raw materials as well as found objects to create all sorts of things, from hand-painted totes to intricately detailed sterling silver rings.

Though my work is diverse, my enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, care and skill are contained in every detail of my creations.

Enjoy!

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Creative Dexterity items also available at

The Worcester Center for Crafts Gallery Store
www.worcestercraftcenter.org
Worcester, MA


Gifts & Glitter
Jewish Community Center
Springfield, MA 01108

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