Laura McNicholas
Laura McNicholas
Laura McNicholas
Laura McNicholas
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Laura McNicolas’s passion for art and creativity led her to a successful 13-year career teaching Art and Design including Fine Art, Ceramics and Sculpture, A level, and Art Foundation. In 2018 Laura took the bold decision to become a full-time ceramicist, working from her garden studio in Lancashire. 


Laura works in porcelain and her delicate sculptural hollow forms are heavily steeped in family history which is intertwined with childhood memories of ramblings amongst rock pools and more rugged countryside walks. 


Laura’s lace series reflect rock pools and the shells she collected as a child, using these natural forms as inspiration. Laura also uses preciously saved, family craftwork made by three generations of creative women, impressing the patterns of the beautiful handmade lace into the porcelain to create tactile surfaces. Laura tells the story of the women in her family through her work and celebrates their lives and memory. 


The pieces create a juxtaposition between the encrusted outer layer and the smooth and reflective glazed interior, mirroring the varying skies and weather conditions she has observed. These deeply personal works are an intriguing mixture of personal narrative and childhood memories of beautiful and cherished natural places.

Laura McNicholas

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Eden Tearoom & Galleries
Course Lane, Newburgh
West Lancashire,
WN8 7UB

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Weave a Scarf
Weave a Scarf

Saturday 5th September 2020

10am - 4pm

Join Jessamy and Sofia from Lazykate Textiles to weave a scarf on a rigid heddle loom using luxurious hand dyed yarns. You can even choose your own colours! 

Textiles Collage
Textiles Collage

Friday 16th and Friday 23rd October 1pm -4pm

6 hour workshop, spread over two 3 hour sessions.

Learn how to create a beautiful textile painting with the artist and maker Beverley Saville.  In this 6 hour workshop, spread over two 3 hour sessions Beverley will demonstrate the techniques she uses in her own work including collaging fabric, adding detail with paint and ink and enhancing with stitch. 

There will be plenty of opportunities to get hands on and ask questions.  The workshops are suitable for beginners and those with some experience wishing to try something new.  All materials needed will be provided, although you are welcome to bring your own fabric scraps, threads and inspirational pictures to add that personal touch.

Map / Location

EDEN TEAROOM & GALLERIES, COURSE LANE, NEWBURGH, WIGAN, LANCASHIRE WN8 7UB