My practice stems from experiences and forms in nature. These translate into artworks fabricated in textile and wood, fixated on colour and repetition. As well as visual, these works are intended for touch. The ability of physical interaction with materials to bring about opportunities for connection and play is key to my practice.
In being sensory my pieces are accessible, particularly focused on being a tool for social inclusion. My works are often based on co-design research with disabled and Neurodiverse audiences, who are invited to test objects. This results in artworks that do not assume they are engaging, but know that they are.
I formed Laura Blake studio from the foundations of craft, as a space where people and materials meet.
Upcoming Exhibitions & Projects:
Creative Inclusion Research, V&A Museum of Childhood, UK, Jan-March 2021
Collaborative woodwork exhibition with Álvaro Aramburu, Not Quite, Sweden, Summer 2021
Craft Days, Gothenburg, May 2021