From a young age Laura had a huge passion for design. With a background in Product Design, she furthered her design knowledge by studying Jewellery Design at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London.
Laura graduated in 2010 and returned home to South Wales, with an opportunity to join forces with two very well-established welsh contemporary jewellers.
Inspired by the richness of colour and texture found in an array of rare natural woods, Laura explores surface and geometrical repeated patterns by means of precision cut veneers.
This exploration, coupled with fine metal working skills results in her individual interpretation of parquetry; an exceptional surface decoration technique that was adopted in the 1600, seen as a luxury craft that beautified and enhanced both furniture and interiors.
Taking this technique one step further, parquetry is now used to beautify and enhance both the jewellery and the wearer.
Laura’s new jewellery collection for Heart Gallery is an ensemble of beautiful rich wood veneers individually inlayed into soft frosted silver.
Wood you wear me?