Minutes from the banks of the Mississippi River lies Northeast Minneapolis, where Lauren Neal has chosen to set up her studio. The industrial landscape of the area evokes nostalgia for her hometown in Michigan, and is also a source of inspiration.
Trained in jewelry manufacturing and self-taught in design, she creates jewelry for people with a tough, independent and effortless style. Her working-class roots and rebellious youth helped cultivate the resourcefulness and fierce independence that have been the force behind Carrier Pigeon. The organic shapes and themes common throughout Carrier Pigeon jewelry are rich in sentiment and easily become modern-day talismans. Inspired by her love of nature and narrative, Lauren works with archetypal images and environmentally responsible materials to produce her collections, and every piece is made by hand in her studio.