Lauren Schott is a classically trained jeweler and goldsmith with a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Specializing in crafting one-of-a-kind custom jewelry for clients, she employs recycled metals and stones to create new heirlooms for individuals. Lauren's impressive portfolio can be explored on her website, www.laurenschott.com, or on Instagram @laurenschottjewelry.
Joining Baltimore Knife and Sword around 2010, Lauren initially came to help set up a new casting shop. Originally planning to work a few days a week for a few months, she found the experience enjoyable and decided to stay. Although she took a hiatus for a few years, Lauren returned after Kerry extended an invitation following the pandemic.
Lauren thrives on the challenge of expanding her skills by creating larger pieces beyond her comfort zone and exploring different casting techniques. While she may not be familiar with all the names and parts of a sword, she adeptly improvises to craft whatever is needed.
Among her notable builds, one of Lauren's favorites was Needle from Game of Thrones. Notably, she tackled this project without having watched the show, relying on blurry stills supplied to her to carve the wax for the hilt.