Laura Thomas
Laura's Story

For as long as Laura can remember, she’s always had a huge passion for design. Laura studied industrial design at university, and later moved to London to study the art of jewellery design and making at Central Saint Martins school of Art and Design. There, she focused on exploring texture, repeat pattern and combining fine metal working skills with precision cut wood veneers. The enjoyment of working with wood veneers led to the beginnings of her first collection Wood You? and her modern-day interpretation of Parquetry.

After completing her studies in London, Laura returned to her hometown Neath in South Wales to set up her jewellery workshop and design studio. With a fine eye for precise details, and a growing obsession with coloured gemstones, she continues to develop new and unique creations. Her hands-on approach means you’ll always find her at her jeweller’s bench, designing, making, and helping turn her customers wishes into reality. She has worked on some very special projects and bespoke commissions. In her most exciting to date she was privileged to win the commission to design and make the 2018 National Eisteddfod of Wales crown, sponsored by Cardiff University.

‘Catching a glimpse of someone wearing a piece of jewellery that I have handcrafted at my bench often catches me off guard, it really is a special feeling’

Laura x


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