Laura had shown a creative streak from a very early age. As a child she always had a “create your own” kit to hand and loved seeing the hand-making process go from inception to completion, with her favourite part being the messy snapshot in between!
Both of Laura’s parents had very hands-on job titles which influenced her greatly. By combining an engineering Dad’s need for structure and a creative Mum’s love for applied nursery work led her down the path of design.
After taking some time out to go travelling, Laura returned to the U.K. to study product design at the University of Hertfordshire. Here she found a real love for modern, ‘simple but effective’ design which can be seen in her degree essay on the origins of modern design in Germany, where she also lived for 3 and a half years growing up.
Completing her degree re-ignited the travel bug in Laura and gave opportunity to travel around Asia, where she widened both her cultural knowledge and love for more eclectic design.
In her time off, Laura continues to enjoy the process of creating; whether it is pottery, cross stitching or painstakingly painting and lettering hundreds of wedding place cards for her family members!
Drawn to Harriet Kelsall by our more tactile approach to design, Laura couldn’t wait to utilise her love for hand drawing designs in the jewellery making process.