Laura grew up in Elgin in the Northeast of Scotland and moved to Glasgow to study at Glasgow School of Art, where she studied jewellery and textiles.
She set up her jewellery studio in Glasgow in 2000 after graduating from Glasgow School of Art with a degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing and a Master’s in Design.
Jewellery is her core practice, but she also works with millinery fabrics and textiles. She is interested in colour and cross disciplinary practices.
She makes one-off pieces such as lockets or pomanders. Laura has exhibited these at the Villa Concordia in Bamberg, Germany with, The British Crafts Council at the New York International Gift Fair and with the Scottish Show in London and Milan. The one-off pieces become inspiration for ranges of jewellery. The silver wire jewellery was inspired by woven silver bags from Lauras' degree show. She has also made ranges of felt tip jewellery and aluminium jewellery. Teaching has gone hand in hand with Lauras own studio practice. She currently is a night class tutor in jewellery at The City of Glasgow Collage, and teaches short courses at Glasgow University. She has worked on the ‘Meet Your Maker’ projects with Craft Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland at Stirling Castle, the Engine Shed and at the National Museumns' of Scotland.