About 

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 vessels expose the unique qualities of the ceramic surface through exploration of clay bodies, glaze and traditionally industrial techniques. Through a considered design process Laura’s love of shape evolves into sculptural pieces that create striking ceramic landscapes. Places that resonate with her leave an impression on her work. Each form hints at a story and emotion, as Laura explores her connection to clay and ceramic traditions.

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Awards

2021    Crafts Councils Crafting Buisness  (formerly Hothouse)

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)

Residencies and Work Placements

Residency | British Ceramics Biennial | 2021

ABF Step Change Programme | Staffordshire University | 2020/21

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 

Exhibitions

2021 Fresh Talent, British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent

2021 'In Full View', The Byre Gallery, Cornwall

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   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