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About

Lauren is a South­ern Cali­for­nia based artist and wood­worker. She received her AA in Arts and Human­i­ties from Chaffey College in 2017 and in 2021, completed her BA in Applied Design at San Diego State Univer­sity with an empha­sis in Furni­ture Design and Woodworking. 

Start­ing in 2012, she served as both a Maloof Teen” Intern and Art Educa­tion Assis­tant at the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foun­da­tion for Arts and Crafts. In 2016, Lauren added work­shop assis­tant to her title soon after she found a passion for wood­work­ing. In 2017, she started work as an appren­tice to master crafts­man Larry White, Sam Maloof’s first employee circa 1962. Lauren’s work ranges from furni­ture to sculp­ture with no limi­ta­tions on mixing media.

During the pandemic, Lauren co-created an online student plat­form with artist/​maker Esther Cho, through The Furni­ture Soci­ety’s FS Connects project, to provide resources, discus­sions, and commu­nity for craft students across the country.

Region
Rancho cucamonga, CA
Website
laurenverdugo.com
Media
Furniture (wood), recycled materials, metal
Professional Status
Artist and woodworker

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