I am a designer maker based in Lancashire, UK. I strive to create elegant, refined objects for the home, made primarily from fine native hardwoods.

 

I enjoy engaging with as much of the making process as possible: often starting with a tree and finishing with a polished product. This is a labourious and time consuming way of working, but incredibly satisfying. Pairing wood with other materials such as brass or leather has become an integral part of my practice and continues to provide inspiration for the next project.

 

CONTACT

 

If you would like to buy or commision a piece, or if you have any other enquiries I'd love to hear from you.

 

07506 557011

laurence.brand1993@gmail.com

 

AWARDS AND QUALIFICATIONS

 

2014 - ISA Charity award for fine craftsmanship, awarded by Richard Paice

2014 - 1st Class BA(Hons) Contemporary Applied Arts, Hereford College of Arts

2014 - Craft & Design Magazine One to Watch award

2014 - Prize for outstanding achievement, Hereford College of Arts

2011 - Lancaster Royal Grammar School prize for Design & Technology

2011 - Lancaster Royal Grammar School prize for Art & Design

2011 - A* A-level in Design & Technology

2011 - A* A-level in Art & Design

2010 - Arkwright Scholarship

 

PUBLICATIONS AND ARTICLES
 

2015 - Country Living Modern Rustic 4

May/June 2015 - Craft & Design magazine: "Living Crafts host talented Designer-Makers"

October 2014 - Woodturning Issue 272: Featured Maker

September 2014 - Craft & Design magazine: "Ones to Watch at New Designers 2014: Part 1"

 

 

 

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