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Laron Stallings

is a metalsmith and painter creating narrative works which strive to capture the inspiration and mystery of wild places. Growing up in the small town of LaGrange, GA, Laron found her fondest memories in days spent investigating the pine stand behind her home and doodling the horses she loved to ride. These early experiences shaped her artistic path and began a lifelong passion for the outdoors. After relocating to the Tampa Bay area, Laron attended the University of South Florida, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History with a Studio concentration in Painting.Nurturing a deep-rooted love for jewelry, Laron took a beginning metal-smithing course and has continued in the craft mostly self-taught. Drawing on her training as a painter, she now creates works that find home in symbolism, folklore, and storytelling. Elevating jewelry beyond mere adornment and offering a connection to the natural world - a story for the wearer to hold - is the constant motivation behind her work.Laron currently resides in Castalia, NC with her husband Tony and pup Daisy. When she’s not at the bench you can find her walking in the woods, camping, traveling out West, or reading up on herbalism. Catch up with Laron on Instagram @alongthewaypost