Laura Lightbody

Laura is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art and has previously exhibited her ceramic work alongside 2D collage work, highlighting her practice of appropriation and montage.

The pieces Laura produces bring together elements from her large-scale compositions using patterns and motifs from the everyday with her ceramic forms.

Laura creates cast pieces with surface decoration that demonstrate her eye for finding beauty in the mundane.

Working in her studio, exhibiting her work, teaching Art & Design alongside family life keeps Laura inspired and allows her to be creative in many ways.

Laura draws inspiration from graphics and patterns found in the everyday.

Items like envelopes, signage and packaging are the types of ephemera that she is particularly drawn to.

Taking something that is seen as throwaway, such as an envelope and using it as inspiration for her ceramics allows Laura to make the temporary permanent.

Laura enjoys being able to create an item that people can not only take pleasure from looking at, but that can also use.

She is inspired by presenting what may be overlooked in a new way, focusing on narrative, commentary, aesthetic qualities and graphic language.