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Laura Winstone

Laura’s meticulous process means each piece is completely unique and takes hours to produce from start to finish. They are a complete labour of love and something to really cherish.

Sketchbooks and clay slabs of Laura Winstone

Laura Winstone is a Norfolk based, award winning artist and illustrator who has exhibited work in the V&A, The Sainsbury Centre and Fortnum and Mason as part of their Queens Jubilee celebrations. Her first illustrated book ‘The Unofficial Guide to the Ancient Egyptian Afterlife’  is available to buy in all good shops including the British Museum- and has also been published in French and Italian. 

Laura’s talent has been recognised by the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust and she is a Qest scholar, a scholarship programme recognising and championing excellence in Great British craftsmanship.

Laura Winstone hiding behind one of her pottery pieces

Her beautiful works on paper are made from paper collage, stained papers cut into delicate shapes  inspired by Greek pottery, blue and white delftware and Staffordshire figurines. Laura’s work celebrates world culture, beautiful craftsmanship, history and British museums.

As well as her illustrative work, Laura has trained as a ceramicist and her style has developed into a recognisable body of work. Working from her studio space in Norwich, she uses a slab building technique to create pieces ranging from tiles, to bowls to impressive tulipieres. Laura then uses cobalt blue powder to add intricate decoration in her inimitable illustrative style.  

Being a big fan of the Netherlands, Laura is heavily influenced by the tradition of Delftware pottery. This decorative pottery style is a true emblem of Dutch heritage and boasts a rich history that stretches back over four centuries. Laura's ceramic pieces reflect this tradition with their classic cobalt blue and white colourway and their ornate decoration celebrating the flora and fauna of the British countryside that she experiences when out walking or riding her bike. Her ceramic work is also reminiscent of the blue and white of Chinese willow pattern pottery. 

A stylish shot of blue and white pottery and illustrations

The allure of blue and white

Meticulously hand illustrated story telling stoneware and works on paper

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