Laura, the Potter in the Pines
Laura has worn many hats in her professional career. She has managed production in the fashion textile industry, she has managed a vintage clothing archive, she managed band merch, has been a cheese-monger and a florist. When she is not throwing pottery, she is currently managing the financials of an popular restaurant in her hometown of Durham, NC; as well as wrangling her two young agents of chaos (her children). Making pottery has been a dream of hers for many years; and like many creatives looking for an outlet during the Covid-Pandemic, she finally found her groove and creative motivation.
Laura is an active member of the Lumbee Tribe, which is a state-recognized tribe in North Carolina. Laura's identity as an Indigenous person often inspires her art; while not being limited to what is often considered "traditional" in spaces where Native American art is consumed.
Laura is also inspired by flora and fauna, modern shapes, and fun decorating techniques. Laura is an avid coffee drinker, so you will be able to find her handmade mugs, travel tumblers, and other coffee accessories.