Laurel studied for a year in Toronto for an MA in Commonwealth Literature, then moved back to Exeter to start a Phd in the American Arts Department. A year of research gave way to a long held ambition to learn about Ceramics, and she moved to Exeter College of Art and Design for post graduate study. The first Pottery was established in the late 1970’s, in Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon.
Founder Member of the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Art
(SWAc), and a long standing Member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.
1977 British Crafts Council New Craftsmen’s Award
2003 Arts Council of Great Britain Major Award: study in stone carving and etching.