Laura Smith

2004-2007     Edinburgh College of Art, Design and Applied Arts Glass

2003-2004      Chelsea College of Art Foundation

2000-2003      University of Western Ontario BA, English

he challenge of combining copper with glass is a fascinating endeavour with surprising which constantly inspires. The world of making glass and incorporating copper into is theme within my work from thick to paper thin the copper takes different forms most often incorporated hot, but sometimes attached after the making process  
Recent collections are filled with vibrant colours with twisting copper running through the pieces. Inspiration comes through the form and texture of copper on the surface of the glass and through discovering new ways to develop techniques of working with copper and glass.

Selected Works

Biography

As an artist making work about landscape,
the notion of ’Time ‘ became a particular focus. Walk anywhere in the British Isles and you soon become aware of our rich human and natural history, a land strewn with remnants and fragments of the past.

The main references for my work come from varied archaeological sources, maps, aerial photographs, land surfaces, museum and private collections, text and book forms. The presentation of objects in museums, displayed behind glass is of particular interest. In this context I see my work, the images, the objects, the mount and the frame being perceived and made as a total entity, a place in its own right. ‘A site for imaginative possibilities.’ MW

Selected Exhibitions

2011-               Studio set up in Scotland
2011                Shunji Omura, “Methods of Molten Madness” Pilchuck Glass School.
2007 – 2011     Aaronson Noon Studio, Hot glass experience assisting Edward King and Adam Aaronson.                                  
2005-6            Dockyard Glass Glass apprenticeship in a 5 person team
July 2004         Abate Zanetti, Murano, Italy, 2 week glass course with Fabio Fornasier
May 1997         Christie’s Auction House, Student Intern
 
Selected Exhibitions
2013    British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate
2012    2D/3D Christmas Show, Assembly rooms, Edinburgh 
2012    Made London, Marleybone, Ldn
2012    Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester   
2012    Tent London, London Design Festival
2011    One Stop Shop, Masterworks, Bermuda
2011    Angel Christmas Fair, London
2011    Great Western Studios, Guest exhibitor Christmas Show, London
2011 Islington Contemporary Art and Design, London
2010 Zest Gallery, Christmas Exhibition, London
2009 Art London, Royal Brompton Hospital, London
2007 New Designers, Business Design Centre, Islington
2007 Degree Show, ‘forces of nature’, Edinburgh College of Art
2006 Crystal World, Outdoor Exhibition, Edinburgh College of Art
2005 Third Year Exhibition, Sculpture Court, ECA
2004 Crystal World, Outdoor Exhibtion, ECA