began woodworking in high school where he constantly got into trouble for playing on the lathe instead of working on his other assigned projects in his vocational woodworking class. Twenty-five years ago, he started wood carving and rekindled his love for lathe work. He enjoys many methods of embellishing his turnings, including pyrography, piercing, air brushing, and carving.
As a member of the Utah Association of Woodturners and the American Association of Woodturners, Lauren is a long-time volunteer at the Utah Woodturning Symposium held every May at UVU, most recently serving as Instant Gallery Director. He has a hobby business name SUDWNGU, an acronym for his life philosophy of Show Up, Don't Whine, Never Give Up. Lauren looks forward to the day when he will be able to do woodworking full time.
His woodcarvings will be displayed at Murray City Hall from November 28th - January 2nd.
Murray Resident on Display Program
Murray Cultural Arts has set aside a central display case at City Hall for our Murray Resident on Display exhibit, featuring the work of a Murray artist. Our exhibits feature a new artist each month. Come see our amazing artists and their work! City Hall hours are Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. Closed on weekends.
Sales are referred to the artist.
Upcoming Resident On Display Exhibits:
January 2019: Kathy Adair February 2019: Astrid Campbell March 2019: Glenna Peterson
Murray artists! If you would like to be considered for our Murray Resident on Display series, contact Lori Edmunds via email.