Laura Spring, originally from Staffordshire, is a textile designer/maker living and working in Glasgow creating bold graphic print designs that are transformed through screen and digital print into fashion accessories, kitchenware and stationary. She is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art where she was awarded a BA in graphic design in 2002.
With an enormous love for colour, print, pattern and process, Laura aims to create products and designs based around these ideals. Bold patterns mixed with bright colours transformed into beautifully crafted products underpin Laura’s work. Inspiration changes from collection to collection but recent work has centred around the relationship between motif and function.
Laura is committed to supporting local manufacturing and ethical methods of production in the creation of her work. All trims, finishes and supplies are sourced within the UK where possible and when materials are required to be sourced from abroad, Laura ensures these items are fair-trade.
As well as working on her own collections, Laura enjoys collaborating with other artists/designers and companies across various fields. She has worked with artists Laura Aldridge and Ciara Phillips to produce limited edition ranges of bags for House of Voltaire 2012 and 2014 respectively. She has also produced limited editions for Lush Cosmetics, The National Trust for Scotland, Not Another Bill and is currently working on an exciting project called India Street, curated by Katy West. This took Laura and three other designers on a two week research trip to India in February 2015 to develop designs and prototypes for the next phase of the project.
Year Established: 2011
January 2011: Participated in "Unite", an exhibition of Scottish Craft
May/June 2011: Cove Park Scottish Craft Residency
September 2011: Awarded a Creative Scotland Professional Development Grant to assist with taking part in "Spotted by Charlotte Abrahams" at Top Drawer.
2012: Creative Scotland Professional Development Award to assist with exhibition 'When the wind is high' at The Lighthouse, Glasgow, 2012.
2014: Awarded a Creative Scotland Artists Bursary