Lucy Louise Derickson
Lucy Louise Derickson

Lucy Louise Derickson (Washington, DC) is a metalsmith and educator.

 

In the studio, Lucy transforms found pewter serviceware in order to dissect complex human relationships and the objects tangled in the mess. The environmental benefits of using found material is essential to her current studio practice. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Lucy is strongly influenced by, and is on the advisory committee of the non-profit organization Ethical Metalsmiths. In 2014 she collaboratively founded and currently is the facilitator to the Ethical Metalsmiths Student Committee (EMSC). EMSC has continued to grow new chapters at colleges across the united states creating dialog, curating exhibitions, and collecting research related to environmental and human health in the field of jewelry and metalsmithing.

Having received her BFA in Jewelry/Metalsmithing along with a Teaching Certification from University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Lucy taught K-12 art for two years, receiving Teacher of the Year from the Greenfield Chamber of Commerce.  After moving to Richmond, Virginia she received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in the department of Craft/Material Studies.  Lucy is currently the full time Metals Area Instructor, and the Metals/Craft Area Coordinator at Montgomery College, Maryland.