brass, sterling silver, powder coat
Laura Wood is a full-time jewelry artist living in Penland, North Carolina known for her bold sculptural wok. She is a current resident artist at Penland School of Crafts. Her work has been selected for many exhibitions throughout the United States, including The Contemporary Jewelry Show at the Penland Gallery (NC), and as a 2015 SNAG Emerging Jewelry Artist at the annual Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art and Design Expo (SOFA) in Chicago, Illinois.
Wood says of her work, “My interest in the body as a site began with self-expression through dance and performative arts. The human form, as a result, offers continual inspiration in how I create jewelry. Though my work is sculpturally autonomous, it is intended to have a direct relationship to the body, as another dynamic canvas through which to facilitate tactile transformation while pushing the line into three dimensions. Exploration of techniques and the lineage of jewelry history inspire me to challenge my work to evolve alongside new technologies and processes.”