Extending her skills in 3D modelling to mould design for glass work, Laura has developed a unique style of delicate naturalism in her fine art glass sculpture. Her work centres on the conservation of endangered flora and fauna; celebrating the sublime architecture of nature, whilst emphasising the fragility of individual species in the medium of glass. Laura’s fused and kiln formed glass orchid and wild flower collections are influenced by Georgia O’Keefe’s large-scale flower paintings, whilst the meticulous detailing in her fused and cast glass Lepidoptera series is driven by the desire to represent endangered and rare butterflies as vibrant living creatures; beautiful, precious and delicate.
Laura creates only one of each species or sub-species of butterfly or moth, their uniqueness and fragility accentuating the real threat of extinction these glorious creatures face due to human activity. Contrasting her naturalistic flora and fauna, Laura’s stylish optical geometry and ‘Picasso’ collections of functional glass tableware and architectural glass panels, combine vibrant colour palettes with elegant precision.