Laura’s fascination for glass as a creative medium stems from its capacity to constantly alter her initial thoughts and expectations. The spontaneity of the hot material demands instant visual judgments that give rise to shifts in her ideas. These allow her to make tangible her explorations of volume, scale and the random interplay of forms. Serendipity and the unexpected often point the way to the next starting point for making.
Laura’s most recent works are inspired by the imagination of children. A small object held in a child’s hand can become a car, skyscraper, or even a planet. Laura’s interest in play and the inviting qualities of glass are strong motifs throughout her work. Using hot glass she is directly contradicting the fragile material in which the objects are created by inviting engagement and interaction, at the same time, exploring form, texture and the illusion of space, evoking a childlike intrigue.
Compose , Alick Cotterill