Laura’s jewellery and ceramics celebrate her love of found objects, memory, residue, print, and textiles and also tell stories of memories she has growing up in Somerset and of childhood interests and innocence as well as the people and things that she loved: Her Grandmother and her Great Aunt Deeda; her button box, their Victorian house in Bristol (full of interesting objects and jewellery) summer meadows, birds and butterflies, dandelion clocks, daisy chains, old spoons and keys, her dolls house, tea sets and nursery rhymes – all were collected and treasured.
These are the objects that continue to inspire Laura today and can be seen as hand drawn illustrations printed onto surfaces or as slip cast objects in her jewellery.
Laura has always enjoyed collecting and still spends many hours at flea markets, car boot sales and antiques shops in search of the unusual or the beautiful object that will become the next treasured piece.
Laura’s ceramic pieces are all slip cast from bottle moulds made from a few of her treasured glass bottle collection. They are then glazed and fired before finally adding her hand drawn illustrations, poems or quotes to the surfaces as ceramic transfers.
Laura’s jewellery is made by slip casting and press moulding found objects to make charms, then assembling them onto silver chains for necklaces and charm bracelets or brooches.
Boop was Laura’s childhood nickname and so her current work being inspired by that time in her life is naturally called Boop Design … we hope you love it as much as we do here at Heart Gallery.