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Laura Murphy


I work in slip-cast parian clay, with the aim to create exceptionally thin and translucent pieces. I am inspired by the interactions between light and the beautiful British countryside, and am always trying to convey a sense of optimism within the work I create. My recent work has evolved from research into Seasonal Affective Disorder and light therapy, focusing on the positive effects natural light can have on the human body, both in terms of physical and emotional well-being.

In October 2014, I completed my Masters in Design and Applied Art, specialising in Ceramics, at the University of Wolverhampton. Having left a career in medical publishing to pursue ceramics full-time, this period of study has been invaluable in honing my skills and developing the ideas and concepts behind the work. A period working as an Artist in Residence and assisting in the gallery at Torquil Pottery in Henley-in-Arden has been hugely beneficial to my practice and I have now set up my own studio space near my home in Birmingham.

Laura Murphy

New Ashgate Gallery
Waggon Yard, Farnham GU9 7PS

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