BA Surface Design, London College of Communication 2014
Much of Laura's inspiration comes from the world around her, in particular what she sees while sat on buses in South London! Her jewellery collection has been inspired by the way light passes through glass windows, and the contrast between opaque and transparent surfaces. Laura cites the architecture she experiences everyday as a major influence behind these designs, particularly tower blocks by Modernist architects such as Erno Goldfinger, which she can see from the windows in the print room where she works.The architectural influence is reflected in the angular shapes, and the incorporation of hardware normally found within the home, adding an industrial edge.
As well as creating fashion jewellery from these ideas, Laura also specialises in screen printing onto both textiles and a variety of hard-surfaces, and loves experimenting with shape, collage, photography and found materials. Laura is in the process of developing some larger, more statement jewellery pieces to continue this collection, and would also like to develop accompanying fabric design or garments to work with the jewelry, combining her love of print and textiles.
"I get inspiration from taking ordinary objects found within a home or hardware store and changing their purpose so these become wearable, yet still recognisable."