Meet the maker: Laura Plant
New designer, Laura Plant looks for inspiration in unusual places. Focusing on the often overlooked beauty of grasslands, weeds and wildflowers, she transforms detailed sketches into handcrafted ceramics.
Growing up on a farm near Stoke, Laura’s passion for pottery has been shaped by her city’s industrial heritage. The young designer's bespoke clay pieces earned her the National Trust's Artisan & Craft New Designers Award. Chosen at the 2018 New Designers Show, the annual award supports and celebrates new, emerging British talent.
We spoke to Laura about the techniques she has used to create a range of ceramics inspired by the wildflowers at Shugborough Estate in Staffordshire. Exclusively designed for the National Trust, her distinctive collection is available both in our shops and online.
" Having grown up on a farm, I am greatly inspired by nature and the British countryside and I want to share this through my designs"