Laura Jordan is a Textile Artist based in Newbridge, Co. Kildare. She has a Higher National Diploma in Fibre Art & Textile Design from Ballyfermot College of Further Education. Her work has been shown in galleries such as the Glucksman in Cork; the National Crafts & Design Fair 2015/2016; Art Source 2014/2016 in the RDS, and regular exhibitions throughout Kildare.
Her wall art is currently for sale at The Design Loft in Powerscourt Estate; the Irish Design Gallery in Dun Laoighaire; Castletown Market in Celbridge; Straffan Antiques & Design in Straffan and The Rye Gallery in Maynooth.
Laura likes to combine different fibre manipulation techniques to create multi-layered pieces of textile art. Surface treatments such as beading and embroidery are added, to encourage the creative movement within each piece. She is inspired by the colours of the Irish landscape and seasons, as well as the movement and shapes of clouds. These are explored in the “landscape” silk fibre series.
Laura’s silk fibre is hand crafted and dyed to match quirky up-cycled jewellery; so that odd earring or broken necklace can now have a home as a truly original piece of textile wall art.
The “Charmed & Fabulous” series are a collection of embellished fabric pieces enhanced with quirky themed charms. These whimsical pieces explore tonal contrast with vivid and evocative use of various textures, shades and colours, to bring surprising depth to such a small canvas.
While each piece is unique, Laura can create a similar version of most pieces and is also available for commissions and retail sales.
tel: 086 160 3351