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Laura Quinn

Visiting Artist & Alumni

Laura Quinn is an Irish designer and glassblower. In 2015 she graduated from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin with a BA (hons) in Glass Design & BA (hons) in Art History and Design.

After graduating she worked in the Corning Museum of Glass, New York, Olustvere Glass Studio, Estonia and LoCo Glass Studio in the UK. Laura completed her Masters at Plymouth College of Art with a first class honours in 2019. Since graduating she has exhibited at Collect 2020 with Northlands Create, the Ireland Glass Biennale and the Design and Craft Council Ireland’s Connected sculpture trail. She now lives in Surrey and works as the Glass Technical Tutor at the University for the Creative Arts where she pursues her passion for glass education and continues to develop her glass practice.

In 2020 she received a Future Makers Support from the Design and Crafts Council Ireland and subsequently went on to be shortlisted for the RDS Craft Awards in 2021. She was selected as a Rising Star for the New Ashgate’s Rising Stars exhibition in the UK. In 2021 she completed a residency in North Lands Creative. This year Laura created a new and experimental series of work entitled Tacit Bodies which went on display in Collect Open as part of the Craft Council's Collect 2022.


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