About Laura Drayson
The unpredictable nature and untamed beauty of the historical Cornish coastline is a constant source of inspiration for Laura. Her designs are informed by the textures, colours, shapes and landscape found there and the connections they evoke.
Tin mine ruins and footpaths clinging to the clifftops, patterns and marks made by the history of industry, weathered surfaces and personal journeys all provide unending inspiration.
Laura works mainly in silver and semi precious gemstones. Gemstones allow her to introduce colour into her work using a palette that echoes her coastal inspiration. Designs develop in the making process, allowing the natural characteristics of the gemstone shapes and the forms of the loose ground on the footpaths to interact with techniques of making. Each stage made by hand, nothing is identical, no piece is exactly the same.
Laura studied BA Hons Contemporary Crafts, in University College Falmouth. Graduating with a First Class Degree, she now works in her studio, on the wild north coast of Cornwall, making beautiful pieces of wearable sculptures.
Laura is now an associate member of Makers South West ( formally The Devon Guild of Craftsmen )