Laura Murphy Ceramics © 2019
In 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 making the transition from book editor to ceramist. A period working as an Artist in Residence in the gallery and pottery at Torquil Pottery in Henley-in-Arden was hugely beneficial to my practice and I now work from my own studio space in Oxfordshire.
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 landscape, the ability to transform the mood of any vista by varying levels of light. I am always trying to convey a sense of optimism within the work I create. My sculptural 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.