Laura Knight and her Staffordshire group


When Laura Knight ventured into our workshop last summer we were all amazed by her wonderful drawings of Staffordshire figurines –  all brush strokes and delicate lines.

A Royal College graduate, Laura worked as a illustrator before beginning a teaching career. Now with education behind her she looked to refocus her energies back into illustration with design and print.

London Printworks Trust has been working with Laura since then, supporting her design work and producing small runs of print. As a mid-career artist we wanted to ensure her work gained the notoriety it deserved offering our services at our ‘subsidised’ rate, which allocates funds we receive from the Arts Council to help support a selected few of the print production requests we get in.

It has been a real joy to work with Laura over the past six months or so, she has a real fascination with our hand print technique that suits her style and colour sense.With her, we have created silk scarves and beautiful ‘cloth kit’ cushions in vivid sugar pinks and lime greens which we believe are unique pieces of design.

Laura hopes to find outlets for her work soon, but you are invited to contact her if you would like to purchase any of the work at: lauraknight@waitrose.com

A few other samples of her work can be viewed here


images courtesy of Laura Knight and Spitalfields Life.

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About London Printworks Trust

London Printworks Trust is the centre of excellence for textile print. Our passion has continued for twenty years since establishing ourselves as a charity to encourage professional artists, designers and emerging talent to learn, to share ideas, to produce new work and to fulfil their creative potential. Through our specialist hand printing equipment and workshop facilities we support and nurture creativity in people from the local community of Brixton, and across London. We are developing a new programme of residency places, courses, talks and new open access in response to the changes to funding. We appreciate and thank the support from our Board, Volunteers and Freelancers, without whom we would not have survived the changes to our funding. Continued support from The Leverhulme Trust and Lambeth also helps us to make a difference.
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