Laura Bird

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Laura Bird is an illustrator and potter based in Hackney, East London. With a background in illustration, a strong focus of narrative, character and pattern can be found in each ceramic piece. “I love that a pot can tell a story, in both the decoration and the form as well as being something useful, becoming part of our daily lives.“
Laura is greatly inspired by ancient art, particularly Greek, Roman, Mayan and Celtic and also African sculpture. She uses a variety of clays, mainly stoneware, and hand builds all of her pieces. Each piece is completely unique and decorated by hand. Gazes and colour are a big part of her work which she is constantly developing and testing.