Laura Carlin

Laura Carlin is an award winning London based ceramicist and illustrator, whose eye-catching designs and quirky sculptures have developed a cult following in the UK and abroad. Laura’s accolades include winning the Bratislava children’s book illustration awards, the first Brit to hold this title in twenty years. She has won the Quentin Blake Illustration Prize two years in a row whilst studying for her master’s at the Royal College of Art.

Illustrator, Ceramicist

Laura Carlin

South East England

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THE PROCESS

Laura Carlin’s vessels and decorative pieces are full of surprises. From illustrations of daily life to painterly abstractions, Laura applies her playful aesthetic onto paper, ceramic and even household items, turning the mundane into the whimsical. Her illustrations are hand-painted and then transferred onto ceramic tiles and tableware, using hand made stamps for the tableware and digital transfers for the tiles. When creating her ceramic vessels, Laura employs the method of coiling and hand building and uses a gorged earthenware clay. To bring her illustrations to life on their surfaces, she applies an underglaze using a variety of methods including washes, line work and sgraffito. Following her participation in the Portrait of Place: Holkham Hall project, facilitated by The New Craftsmen, Laura translated her illustrations for the first time into metal to create a bronze mirror. The creative process behind the mirror started with a series of drawings, which she then began to form using Fimo, working in black to try and reduce the pieces down to character and silhouette. Once she was happy, she started to curate the characters around the mirror frame. Laura has collaborated with the Castle Fine Arts bronze foundry to expertly cast individual models and the frame in patinated bronze.

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17 Products found

  1. The Lion and The Leopard Vessel by Laura Carlin
    The Lion and The Leopard Vessel
  2. Summer Versus Winter Vessel
    Summer Versus Winter Vessel
    Out of stock
    Laura Carlin
    £6,950
    Out of stock
  3. Perseus & Andromeda Vessel
    Perseus & Andromeda Vessel
    Out of stock
    Laura Carlin
    £7,550
    Out of stock
  4. Midwinter Mirror by Laura Carlin
    Laura Carlin
    £8,200
  5. London Life Mural by Laura Carlin
    London Life Tile Mural
    Laura Carlin
    £1,250
  6. Animal Tile Mural
    Animal Tile Mural
    Laura Carlin
    £2,700
  7. History of London: Street Party Tile Set by Laura Carlin
    History of London: Street Party Tile Set
  8. History of London: Roman Baths Tile Set by Laura Carlin
    History of London: Roman Baths Tile Set
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    London Life Tiles (Traditional London)
  10. London Life Tiles (Diamond Railings)
    London Life Tiles (Diamond Railings)
  11. London Life Tiles (City Patterns)
    London Life Tiles (City Patterns)
  12. Players Tile Set by Laura Carlin
    Players Tile Set
    Laura Carlin
    £195
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    Gorilla Tiles
    Laura Carlin
    £130
  14. Baboon Tiles by The New Craftsmen
    Baboon Tiles
    Laura Carlin
    £130
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    Gorilla Tiles
    Laura Carlin
    £130
  16. Lion Tiles
    Lion Tiles
    Laura Carlin
    £195
  17. London Life Mug (Horse Guards)
    London Life Mug (Horse Guards)
    John Julian Design
    £32
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17 Products found