Leaf and Thread handmade ceramic pots reflect a deep affection for the natural world and bring a sense of wellbeing and quiet enjoyment to our inside spaces. Laura first began making plant hangers so that her indoor plants could catch the light from outside. In 2012 Laura created knotted hangers for her friend’s ceramics exhibition, followed by plant hangers for a friend’s shop display. Laura now makes ceramic pots and hangers for a larger market, under the label Leaf and Thread.
A lover of plants and domestic traditions of folk art and crafts, Laura was naturally drawn to pottery and making functional wares. Laura’s work is suggestive of its natural elements and organic function in colour and form alike. Laura’s work is also guided by a consciousness about her materials and their manufacture.
Stoneware and terracotta clay is dug straight from the South Australian ground and fibre used for hanging planters is high-quality linen and cotton weaver’s thread made by a member of the Swedish Nature Conservation Society. All timber bases use recycled wood.
Laura hand-makes her ceramics, and glazes and fires all her work in her East Brunswick studio, co-located at her partner’s picture-framing workshop, Woodworks Framing.