Laura Adburgham is a multi-award-winning weaver whose work spans across art, craft and design. A range of one-of-a-kind handwoven scarves and cushions are available to buy online and from the Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery in London.
Inspired by intricate structures and irregular details found within the natural world, designs are developed through a circular working approach between expressive drawing, haptic model making and sampling on the loom. Syncopated patterns and architectonic geometrics create striking visual effects, exploiting the potential of material properties and woven techniques. Starting with natural yarns such as linen, wool, paper and silk, every stage is done by hand, from setting up the loom to applying finishing techniques.
Her latest body of work follows a Master of Arts in Textiles, sponsored by the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust. This series of craft-based artworks reflect on perceptions of textiles by challenging conventional boundaries and technical limitations of the dobby loom.