Laura Thomas

8lt Anthracite to Gold, Laura Thomas,
lurex, silk and cotton encapsulated in acrylic resin, 5.5" x 16" x 9", 2012, $2,000

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Laura Thomas Loop and Return

7lt Loop and Return, Laura Thomas, cotton encapsulated in acrylic, 6.375" x 6.375" x 3.25"; 16cm x 16cm x 8cm, 2009, Sold

Laura Thomas Convergance

6lt Convergence-Tangerine, Laura Thomas, cotton, silk and Lurex encapsulated
in acrylic
, 6.25" x 6.25" x 3", 2008, $800

Laura Thomas: Black to Cerise

4lt Loose Threads: Black to Cerise, Laura Thomas, cotton and silk threads cast in acrylic, 12" x 4.75" x 4", 2008, SOLD

Recipient: 2009 Creative Wales Ambassador
2008 Wesley-Barrell Craft Award for Interior Textiles
2008 Applied Arts Award at the Welsh Artist of the Year competition
2007 Arts Council of Wales Creative Wales Award
2004 Theo Moorman Charitable Trust grant
2003 Arts Council Wales "Capacity Building" grant
2001 Texere Yarns sponsorship prize
2000 Homes & Garden Classic Design Award for "Aran" blanket designed for Melin Tregwynt,
         Victoria & Albert Museum
2000 Osborne and Little scholarship award
2000 Worshipful Company of Haberdasherers
         Portfolio Award
2000 John Lewis Design Competition winner
2000 George Spencer Design Award winner
1999 Emma Jesse Phipps scholarship award

Laura Thomas: Grid Weave

5lt Grid Weave- Scarlet, Laura Thomas, cotton, silk and Lurex encapsulated in acrylic6.25" x 6.25" x 3", 2008, $800

Selected collections and exhibition venues:
Model House Craft and Design Centre, Llantrisant, UK (Resonate, solo exhibition); Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, UK; Stroud, UK (Stroudwater Textile Festival, solo exhibition); Ruthin Craft Centre, UK (Verve and Catalyst); Blaenavon World Heritage site, Torfean, UK; Victoria & Albert, London, UK (Penelope’s Thread, commission); Bury St. Edmunds Art Gallery (Better than Grey); Time Warner, New York, New York; Llantamam Georges, Wales, UK (Fiber Voices); City Gallery, Leicester, UK; Royal College of Art, London, UK. Recipient: Applied Arts Award, Welsh Artist of the Year competition; Creative Wales Ambassador Award, Arts Council of Wales; Wesley-Barrell Award for Interior Textiles. Commissions: Crafts Study Center, Farnham, UK; Cardiff Design Festival Awards, UK; Bartholomew House Kings Fund, Hull, UK; Cricket Australia, Ashes Vessel.

Laura Thomas Loop and Return

7lt Loop and Return, DETAIL

"Painterly gradations of hues and shades, or blocks of bold colors with selective contrasting highlights coverage with tactile qualities. Unusual yarns and surprising woven structures to invite the curiosity of the viewer."

Laura Thomas

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