Laura Spring: When The Wind Is High

Preview by Alexandra Fiddes | 23 Oct 2012

This November at The Lighthouse, Glasgow, textile artist Laura Spring will show her first two collections as well as a series of site specific works in an exhibition running until 3 December. Spring focuses on hand printed luggage and outerwear inspired by the Great British weather which explores how print relates to the objects it adorns.

Laura Spring is originally from Staffordshire but came north of the border when she studied design at Glasgow School of Art. Since graduating in 2002 she has worked within the fields of costume design, theatre and TV, but decided to set up a textiles business (called Mouse and Bean) in 2007, before trading under her own name. She now designs and makes from her studio in Pollokshields. She currently draws inspiration from everyday things, including the weather. This theme was explored during a recent residency at Cove Park, where she created and perfected the symbols and motifs which she uses within the work on show at The Lighthouse this November.

As part of the exhibiton, and as an additional crafty treat, Charlotte Abrahams – a regular features writer at Crafts Magazine, Guardian Weekend and Elle Decoration (amongst others) will be holding a talk about 'the joy of drinking from a imperfectly beautiful mug and the thrill of commissioning direct from the maker.' This talk and Q&A will take place at 6pm on Tuesday 13 November.

Definitely a must-see exhibition for any craft and textile lovers. [Alexandra Fidddes]

The Lighthouse, Glasgow, until 3 Dec, free