Photo courtesy of the artist
Laura Spring is a textile designer and maker in Glasgow. She is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art where she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design in 2002. Laura works primarily as a print-maker creating bold, graphic designs in her independent studio. Staking out the correspondence between the hand-made and the batch-produced, she is at the same time a researcher of historic production cultures that she activates again as the base of her creative production. Laura has worked in Finland before, exploring the traditional Finnish weaving technique täkänä.
During my design residency I want to deepen the connections I have established with Finnish weavers earlier, and cooperate with experts in the Finnish textile, design and craft realms to explore similarities between Finland and Scotland and develop the exchange in the field of contemporary craft-oriented production. —Laura
Laura’s residency is realised in context of Helsinki Design Residency programme.