Laura Zindel is an artist and designer who combines her passion for ceramics and naturalist illustration into unique housewares. Her work integrates techniques from the Arts & Crafts movement with modern industrial design practices and decorative arts inspired by the natural world.
A ceramist by training, Laura always loved to draw. Her initial drawings on the surface of clay with a glaze pencil ultimately led her to the transfer process for creating commercial works; her drawings are now silkscreened and printed as enamel transfers. This process also lent itself to repetition, allowing Laura to create exquisite surface patterns from her drawings on a wide variety of homewares.
Laura’s interest in nature and design is rooted in the simplicity of forms and truth to materials advocated by the Arts and Crafts movement at the turn of the last century. Drawn by their use of imagery and pattern making, her interpretive approach seeks to celebrate and preserve these methods in their relevance to the world of decorative arts.
Laura’s passion combines these distinctive influences — using handcrafted and industrial production methods in the creation of wares that reflect the beauty, curiosity, and variety of the natural world — to bring beautiful, daily-use objects to the homes and lives of all who enjoy her work.
Warm Springs Gallery
12 Katydid Trail
Warm Springs, VA 24484
Gallery & Cafe Hours
April 1 – December 31, 2022
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
11 am – 3 pm
Ninth Annual Bath County
Plein Air Festival
September 26 – October 2, 2022
For seven days artists will paint picturesque scenes throughout Bath County. Visitors and locals will have the unique opportunity to observe artists as they paint on location.