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    Laura Ngyou | Jeweller, Designer-Maker
    Left-Right: Purple sapphire, Orange spessartine garnet and Apatite
    £210.00 each

    Laura’s work reflects a fascination for the miniature worlds found within natural landscape, from lichen on tree bark to coastal rock formations.

    She predominantly work in precious metal, with a passion for intricate detail employing traditional techniques, including fine soldering and stone setting. She also enjoys working in mixed media, sometimes using avant-garde methods of glazing ceramic, sculpting slate and shaping bog oak to create striking colour and texture combinations.

    Having trained as a jeweller and applied artist at Middlesex university, she later attended a one year postgraduate position at the prestigious Bishopsland workshops in South Oxfordshire. She recently completed a year long artist residency teaching jewellery & Silversmithing at South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell and continues to run classes from her workshop in Hackney Wick, London. Alongside the making of her own bespoke commissions and limited edition ranges she also produces work for the art jeweller Romilly Saumerez-Smith.

    education and training

    February - March 2012

    Jacqueline Mina
    One week techniques with gold workshop, South Oxfordshire

    Malcolm Appleby (Hand Engraver)
    One week hand engraving workshop, Grand Tully, Perthshire, Scotland

    ‘Ring in a day’ Workshop. Reading College
    Teaching National Diploma Students to make a silver ring

    ‘Ring in a day’ Workshop. Bishopsland
    Teaching adults to make a silver ring

    October 2011- Present Day

    Bishopsland Educational Trust
    Self-Employed Artist in Residence, South Oxfordshire

    March 2008 - August 2011

    Southgate College
    Art and Design Technician and Demonstrator, London

    2001 - 2005

    Middlesex University
    BA (Hons) Applied Arts
    National Diploma in Foundation Studies In Art and Design



    Second place in a competition judged by Jacqueline Mina at Bishopsland Educational Trust

    The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths – Commendation for a design of a physalis inspired fruit vessel in The Young Designer Silversmith Awards 2012

    Bishopsland Precious Metal Bursary Award


    Bishopsland Precious Metal Bursary Award



    'Christmas at Bishopsland'
    Bishopsland Educational Trust, South Oxfordshire


    'Islington Contemporary Art and Design Fair'
    Candid Arts, Islington, London


    'Artist In The Garden'
    The Art Shop, Abergavenny, Wales

    ArtSway Gallery Shop
    The New Forest

    'Islington Contemporary Art and Design Fair'
    Candid Arts, Islington, London


    Graduate Exhibition
    Brick Lane, London

    'New Designers'
    Islington, London