About 

Laura Plant’s practice as a designer focuses on the balance between beauty and function, material and process. Having grown up near the UK’s ceramic city, Stoke-on-Trent, she unreservedly expresses a passion for skilful ceramic design.

Plant designs every object with function, shape and surface in mind. Using function and form as a vehicle, she gives opportunity for experimental glazes, techniques and technologies to highlight the subtle, unique and entrancing qualities found in clay. A playful love of shape evolves into elegant forms with a quiet confidence that balance design, craftsmanship and beauty.

Awards

2020   The Byre Showcase Award, Digital Craft Festival

2019   British Ceramics Biennial FRESH Residency

2019   RAW Talent art& York

2018   New Designers Denby Associate Prize

2018   New Designers National Trust Artisan & Craft Associate Prize

2017   Shelley Group Student Award (Bursary)

Exhibitions

2020  Buy Better, Buy Less, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool

2020  Rising Stars, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

2020  General Display,The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds

2019  Celia Coleman Gallery, London

2019   art& York, York Racecourse

2019   FRESH, British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent

2019   One Year In, New Designers, London

2018   New Designers, Business Design Centre, London

2018   Show and Tell, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent

2018   Graduate Exhibition, Bevere Gallery, Worcester

Education

MA Ceramic Design | 2018 | Staffordshire University

BA (Hons) Ceramics | 2010 | Camberwell College of Art

Residencies and Work Placements

ABF Step Change Programme | Staffordshire University | 2019/20

Artist in Residence | AA2A Staffordshire University |  2018/ 19

Internship | Honav (Beijing & Jingdezhen) | November 2018

Work Placement | Denby Pottery | August 2018 

Work Placement | Churchill China | July 2017 

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Made in Staffordshire, England