Lucy Niebruegge Golden has been making jewelry in the White Mountains of NH for 30 years. As an avid naturalist, she feels fortunate to be able to explore her interests in her work. When not in the studio, Lucy can be found exploring the outdoors, by bicycle, hiking boots or skis, depending on season. It is often during these times that creative ideas present. Lucy's interests encompass all facets of the natural world, but she is especially fascinated by caterpillars, moths, butterflies, and mushrooms. She enjoys raising four species of native "giant silk moths" and various species of praying mantises from which she draws inspiration. She incorporates color and detail in her work which pays tribute to all of the life forms that share our world with us. She is passionate about conservation and preservation, and hopes that her work is a reminder of the critical importance of our natural environment.
Lucy started making jewelry in high school, and took jewelry classes at RISD while earning a BA in Semiotics from Brown University. She worked in the fashion jewelry industry in Manhattan before moving to NH. She has been a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen for over 30 years, and sells her work through most of their galleries and their Sunapee Fair, as well as other events and galleries. She teaches metals and jewelry-making at the Littleton Studio School and is an enthusiastic believer in power of creative expression.