Laura Baxter was born in 1973 in Lincolnshire, England. She studied Three Dimensional Design at Manchester Metropolitan University, graduating in 1996 having specialised in metal and glass.

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Since 1997 she has been continually selected to exhibit in the UK's finest craft fairs including Chelsea Crafts Fair and Goldsmiths Fair.

Laura's work is inspired by botanical forms:The Plant Detail collection is a body of work developed from visits to Chelsea Physic Garden, London. The Blossom collection is inspired by apple, cherry blossom and Spring time. The Garland Collection explores flower heads and leaves picked from the garden and arranged in clusters and small posies. Her work is stocked by leading British and European galleries. Recent collections are represented by museum stores and galleries in the USA including the Cooper Hewitt Museum store, New York and the new de Young Museum store, San Francisco, due to open in Golden Gate Park in August 2005.

Selected Exhibitions

'Five Gold Rings' The Harley Gallery

'Hoar Frost' Oriel Myrddin Gallery

'Crafts at Christmas' Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery

New Member Focus Contemporary Applied Arts, London

Solo Show, Plant Details New Jewellery - Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Chelsea Crafts Fair 2004, London

Valentines Collection Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

Solo showcase Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno

Artist in the Spotlight, Grace Brrand Design Centre, Nutfield, Surrey

Alchemy, The Craft & Design Gallery, Leeds City Art Gallery

'Natural Forces' Crafts Council Shop, London

Flavour of the Month Jam, Eton Applied Arts, Windsor

'Rarefind' New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

Solo Showcase Derek Topp Gallery, Matlock

Great Yorkshire Talent Kath Libbert Jewellery, Saltaire

'New Formations 5' The Lighthouse, Glasgow