Handmade Platter ‘Sunset Boulevard’ by Laura Hart
Laura Hart fuses vibrant shades of yellow, orange and red to produce this joyous handmade platter.
Laura is inspired by the sun and the life-giving warmth it provides us. ‘Sunset Boulevard’ captures that summertime feeling.
Gazing at this splendid handmade platter, you can almost feel the sun on your skin.
The platter is signed by Laura.
Handmade Platter Artist
Laura Hart started experimenting with oils and canvas at the tender age of twelve. In her teenage years she trod the boards. Later, in her 20’s and 30’s she was involved in video production and 3D animation. In her 40’s she dabbled in heritage building renovation. She only became united with the glorious world of glass art by the time she reached her 50’s. Laura, however, always had a love for glass, watching the blowers at work in Stourbridge as a child.
Her career turned to glass when she was asked to work on a glass and steel piece. This is when her obsession and passion with glass really began. Laura attended courses to learn the basics of casting and fusing, buying a kiln and setting up shop in the garage of her home. Laura loves the myriad of diversity that is always present when working with glass.
Laura’s work centres on the conservation of endangered species, flora and fauna. She recreates her specimens using glass fusion and pate de verre casting as well as kiln and flame work. Sterling silver is found in many of her pieces, giving anatomical detail. Influenced by Georgia O’Keefe, Laura has also been a lifelong collector of art nouveau and deco works. Many of her works such as this decorative glass platter are inspired by the Art Nouveau period, their geometry and precision taking on a high level of optical precision.