Making in her hometown of Stoke-on-Trent, Laura draws from the creative heritage and ambition of the pioneering potters who made the city famous.
Her contemporary forms echo the grandeur of 18th century ceramics, she has long admired. Thrown in porcelain, each piece is a unique ‘sketch’ in clay, carefully turned and refined to reveal the precise form. Sculptural handles add a sense of drama as Laura pushes the possibilities of the material. Working with stained and partially glazed porcelain, the beauty of the clays surface is showcased, contrasting the sense of movement captured in the poured glaze.
Laura is a graduate of Camberwell ceramics in 2010, and MA Ceramic Design from Staffordshire University in 2018. She won a Fresh Award, at the British Ceramics Biennial in 2019, undertaking a residency with the BCB Studio at the former Spode factory in 2021, during which her current body of work was developed.