Laura’s career working as a visual artist began in a printing house as a screenprinter in Italy, assisting artists in their workshops whose books and graphic arts were being printed. Having studied Fine Art at Escola Massana in Barcelona, she continuously searched for new forms of expression for her own work. Fascinated with the idea of Up-cycling and the desire to take advantage of materials at our disposal, led her to the world of ornament. A charming and beautiful assortment of vibrant and subtle antique brocades, ribbons, Venetian beads, silk threads to name but a few have been sought after through convents, antique markets and antique stock from haberdashery shops, few of which are no longer in operation. Flowers and leaves meticulously shaped from recycled cellulose with inorganic pigments, spices and natural dyes are delicately integrated into one of a kind jewels.
Simple in materials but laborious in the realisation. Adoring the techniques used on accessories of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, this intricate craft can be seen in her unique lightweight jewellery. In her collections, pieces were born with the idea of reproducing nature and keeping it fresh, perennial, light and friendly.