Laura Turner

Glass Artist ~ Maker

About me


Recently graduated from Wrexham Glyndwr University from Applied Arts, I make beautiful vessels from glass utilising the technique of Pate de Verre.  

I have always been a creative hands-on person so it was a natural progression for me to choose an Applied Art degree where I would be able to try and learn about Craft in it's true form. I found myself drawn to Glass in my first year of studying. I was fascinated by the way that light interacts with Glass and it's ability as a material to have so many different potentials from one origin.

I started to learn the technique of Pate de Verre in my second year of studying Applied Arts and soon fell in love with the technique. I was so intrigued in experimenting within the boundaries of Pate de Verre; how a few fraction of degrees could make all the difference, how colours would react differently and how to manipulate the thickness of each vessel for aesthetic appeal or plainly for balance. I have always been drawn to colour I find it particularly beautiful how colour reflects through glass, therefore it was only a matter of time until I found how to incorporate colour into my work. I use a unique form of frit-tinting where I place glass powder to outside of the Pate de Verre before fusing.

This technique taught me just how impressive but also how demanding glass could be, I hope to keep learning from it.


About me

Exhibitions and Talks


20:20 Vision: Contemporary Glass On The Edge 7:30pm Friday 22nd May 2020

An event hosted by the Scottish Glass Society as part of the Glass Art Society Virtual Conference. I will be discussing my process and inspiration behind the pieces exhibited at On the Edge, part of the Scottish Glass Society's 40th anniversary exhibition. Link to register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2020-vision-contemporary-glass-on-the-edge-session2-tickets-105274603172

Handmade Chelsea

Chelsea Old Town Hall Friday 8 – Sunday 10 November 2019,

Cluster Crafts

The Old Truman Brewery Wed, 6 Nov 2019, 18:00 – Sun, 10 Nov 2019, 17:00

Glorious Glass - CGS

The World of Glass, St Helen’s, Merseyside WA10 1BX 21st September – 8th November 2019

On the Edge - SGS

Venue: North Lands Creative - 8-26 July 2019 Venue: The Trades House of Glasgow - 18-25 September 2019

New Designers

26th-29th June "New Designers provides a unique platform for fresh design talent to connect with design educators, professionals and consumers, for creative exchange and collaboration. Join us to champion and celebrate the future of design." https://www.newdesigners.com/about/

North Wales School of Art and Design Degree Show

24th May - 7th June, 10am - 4pm weekdays. In this degree show I showcased my 64 vessel collection resembling a splatter pattern, this event featured wonderful work from graduating students across the arts.

Contact


  • North Wales, United Kingdom