Woodworking Department Manager, Instructor
Laura is engaged in an enduring love affair with tools. As a sculptor, Laura makes interactive objects that explore patterns in nature as well as the nature of human-object interaction (a fascination that explains, in part, her love for tools). She has shared the love with makers across the city: she developed and taught a woodworking program at Washington Park, managed the build shop/internship program for Redmoon Theater, and has served as a teaching artist for Marwen, Hyde Park Art Center, the Art Institute, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. She holds a BFA in Sculpture from Northern Illinois University, and an MFA in Sculpture from Miami of Ohio.
“I became a [maker of objects] because of my love for the natural world: its textures, its densities, its weights, and its surfaces. Tactility and heft are inspirations.”