About Me

Since a young age I’ve had a huge passion for design. With a background in Product Design, I furthered my design knowledge by studying Jewellery Design at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London. I graduated in 2010 and returned home to south Wales, with an opportunity to join forces with two very well-established welsh contemporary jewellers.

I have been fortunate to set up my own workshop which has allowed me get back to the drawing board to continue to develop and explore.

About my work…

Inspired by the richness of colour and texture found in an array of rare natural woods, I explore surface and geometrical repeated patterns by means of precision cut veneers. This exploration, coupled with fine metal working skills results in my individual interpretation of parquetry; an exceptional surface decoration technique that was adopted in the 1600, seen as a luxury craft that beautified and enhanced both furniture and interiors. Taking this technique one step further, parquetry is now used to beautify and enhance both the jewellery and the wearer.

Laura Thomas Jewellery