WORDS Mary Garner
London-based designer and expert glass blower Laura Smith creates intricate hand-blown lighting and decorative pieces from glass.
Laura, who grew up on the island of Bermuda, combines vibrant tones layered with precious metals in her collection of lights and vessels.
The look and feel of the Laura Elizabeth Glass creations mimic natural occurrences such as waves, flowing waterfalls and storms. Her lighting range is inspired by glass that’s smoothed by the sea and crashing sand. “We developed the idea to soften the surface of the glass with sandblasting and a copper patina or verdigris on the surface of the glass to evoke the gorgeous textures of the ocean,” she says on her website.
She also designs shimmering, hot-cast door handles that are shaped in order to direct light towards the glowing copper sealed within the glass.
For more information, visit lauraelizabethglass.com.