About Laura Stamper –“ The antidote to ordinary”
Where Artistry Meets Craftsmanship
From the very beginning, art has been the driving force in my life. As a child, I couldn't resist the urge to draw; paper seemed to disappear under my creative hands, and even the walls bore witness to my early artistic passion. Fast forward to my college years, where I delved into the world of painting as a minor, specializing in figurative work, with a particular fascination for portraying the intricate nuances of portraits and the beauty of animals.
My artistic journey took an unexpected turn when I stumbled upon the enchanting
world of sculpture. Porcelain became my canvas, and my creations adorned themselves with original images, transforming into captivating pieces of art in their own right. It was during this phase that I began to experiment with miniatures, a transition that would ultimately lead me to the realm of jewelry design.
In 1996, I embarked on a transformative journey, enrolling in an intensive course under the guidance of a master goldsmith. It was here that I discovered the mesmerizing art of metalsmithing. With newfound skills and a heart brimming with creativity, I blended my porcelain miniatures with exquisite gemstones and precious metals, giving birth to a unique and enchanting jewelry collection.
Life's journey is full of unexpected twists, and in 2017, I faced a profound loss when my beloved husband passed away. Along with the grieving process came the need for a significant change in my life. I made the difficult decision to bid farewell to our cherished home, which had also housed my beloved studio. In doing so, I had to part with my ceramic kilns, a symbolic downsizing that marked a new chapter in my creative endeavors.
Resilience and adaptability have always been my guiding principles. With the same passion that fueled my early artistic endeavors, I found a natural progression in translating my intricate and captivating work into enamels. This evolution allows me to continue sharing my artistry with the world, capturing the essence of my paintings, sculptures, and metalsmithing in wearable forms of art.
photo credit Larry Sanders
photo credit Cole Rogers
In 2023, I made the decision to retire from art shows, a chapter filled with countless memorable moments and connections with art enthusiasts. But, as with any artist, retirement doesn't signal the end; rather, it's a new beginning. I've embarked on a path where teaching has become a central focus of my creative endeavors.
Teaching has opened up exciting avenues for me to share my passion, knowledge, and expertise with others. You can explore my current classes, where I'm eager to impart the skills and insights I've gathered over the years. Whether you're a beginner looking to discover the art of jewelry making or an experienced artist seeking to refine your craft, there's a class for you.
Laura Stamper Designs, each piece of jewelry is more than just an accessory; it's a testament to a lifetime of artistic exploration and an embodiment of my enduring love for art. I invite you to explore my collections, each telling a unique story, and I hope you find a piece that resonates with your own journey.
Thank you for joining me on this artistic adventure.
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