Laura Bucci’s funky designs combine her love of imagery and language.
Laura has had a diverse and interesting background having lived in Italy, Malta and Lybia prior to coming to Canada at the age of 16. She calls Vancouver home and works and teaches workshops out of her East Vancouver studio. Though language was a major influence in her life (she speaks English, Italian, Spanish and is working on French) it was her love of imagery that has influenced Laura’s career path. She attended Emily Carr art school and subsequently worked as a photographer and as an editor for Preview magazine. It was while teaching ESL (English as a second language) to new Canadian immigrants that Laura was inspired to design items that combine imagery and text. She has since found her niche creating the simultaneously retro, educational and original fabric art which is all handmade by the artist. At present Laura is revisiting her travel photos of Italy and experimenting with screen printing those images combined with the Italian language.
Laura is also one of those generous people that shares what she learns on her journey through life by blogging about it. You can find insights on how to grow a similar business, tips about participating in design shows, and ideas on art and design including cool items to make if you are so inclined. Check it out at laurabucci.com.
Laura has generously agreed to giveaway a cup cozy and a fabric covered pin and magnet. The winner gets to choose the cup cozy. Here’s how you can enter to win:
I will draw one winner at random from all contest entries at 12 pm on April 15, 2011.
For those of you who want to know where you can purchase some of Laura’s creations, go visit her at the Got Craft show May 8, 2011.