Laura Barnett – Biography
After growing up in North Warwickshire and studying management science in Leicester, Laura joined the civil service in London. While working in various central government policy management roles, Laura also continued to indulge a lifelong passion for history, art and architecture at museums and galleries here at home and through travel to countries including Egypt, Greece, Peru and Cuba.
Eventually making the decision to pursue professionally her particular interest in stone carving and sculpture, Laura began evening classes in stonemasonry and left the civil service shortly afterwards. She went on to study full-time to obtain a City & Guilds Advanced Diploma in Stonemasonry at Building Crafts College and a Postgraduate Diploma in Stone Carving at City & Guilds of London Art School.
Laura’s studies included valuable periods of work experience at Canterbury Cathedral, Woodchester Mansion in Gloucestershire and St Paul’s Church in Hammersmith. Several of her pieces have been displayed in exhibitions at Carpenters’ Hall in the City of London, the graduate show at City & Guilds Art School, Artists Studio Company’s Open Studios events and Morley Gallery (in aid of The Stroke Association). Through City & Guilds Art School’s work with Windsor Castle, Laura is also part of the lucky group of past students who have each designed and carved their own new grotesque for St George’s Chapel – and she had the pleasure of seeing her work fixed in its long-term home in 2014… http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/nov/23/modern-day-grotesques-st-georges-chapel-windsor.
Laura launched Amarna Stoneworks and Crafts in order to undertake traditional stone carving and to create new sculptural designs for public or private commissions and homes and gardens. She is also branching out into jewellery making, pottery, modelling and casting and wood carving. She is also a member of the Brixton Impact Hub (https://brixton.impacthub.net)
If you are interested in Laura’s work to date, please do get in touch to discuss potential new projects.
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Choose from our ranges or ask for something special. We have regular stalls at West Norwood Feast and are available for orders for birthdays, christenings, weddings, parties. We can post bunting anywhere in the world. Our Cake Pops are best collected or we can deliver locally. If the design is not too delicate then we can post by guaranteed next day delivery. Minimum cake pop order is 12. Get in touch, we’d love to hear from you…..
When I started in photography, large format plate and rostrum sheet film cameras were normal in studios. I processed and printed (darkroom work) with such formats, in my personal and freelance work I’ve used 35mm SLR’s and large format 6x6 cm twin-lens film cameras. I am familiar with both old and new techniques. Manipulation and enhancement in the past was completed in darkrooms and or as screen prints, but nowadays I use DSLR’s and digital applications, such as Adobe’s Creative Suite – PhotoShop, Illustrator; Lightroom, Affinity – Photo/Design, etc.
For more than forty years, I have been working as a photographer in London, England, a location that is reflected in my work. I try to capture my part of the world as I observe it and sometimes play with the results (retouch, enhance and manipulate images). I presently sell my work as prints (enlargements) and greetings cards to local businesses including, for example, giftware shops, florists, bookshops and art framers in London at locations of Clapham, Dulwich, Herne Hill and Brixton together with distribution throughout the UK and internationally to offices and homes in the USA and Australia.
Speciality work includes
- Product placement studio pack-shots (still-life); studio location food photography/videos; studio location portraits
- Public relations (PR)
- Digital image manipulation; processing; retouching; enhancements
- Teaching photography
- Land/City/Sea and Waterscapes
- DTP/design & scanning;
- Information technology on Macs
- Screen printing
- Pre/post-production video camera & editing
In my work as a commercial freelance food photographer/video cameraman, I contributed to the publishers Thomson and Cengage, for their Professional Chef and Food & Beverage Services range of books and online videos. I have also taught photography and darkroom skills to others, running courses that demystify photography and simplifying the developing process to all ages and abilities.
I’m a freelance Photographer, Retoucher and Designer living in London. I’m also known to dabble in Surface Pattern Design, Arts & Crafts and even Stop Motion Puppets!
Skills and Experience
- Website Creation & Social Media Platform set up for small business, individuals and Artists/Makers
- Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and more.
- Professional level Photographer.
- Experience in pattern design, comics, stop motion animation, DTP, typesetting, darkroom print/processing & some film editing.
I’ve got involved with Rock Paper Scissors group through Makerhood Lambeth who help to teach, support and promote local makers and/or people who wish to start their own business.
I also co-host ‘The Stitch’, helping new makers in learning new skills in sewing, up-cycling, mending existing clothing and other creative textile projects. Also, assisting with the group’s creator with website creation and social media promotion: including: photography, editing and other technical issues.
I’m also helping a traditional painter with their photographic and artwork archive, training in software/database and the creation of greeting cards and other products to feature in an Art / Photo Book creation.
Please visit my main website at RunnyCustard and if you see any work that you are interested in then please contact me and I’m more than happy to help!
I also licence through Arcangel Images and ‘Works In Print’ offer a corporate service to install my Art in Offices in London and surrounding areas.
Agnès Baumont/The Right Stuff Vintage.
French born mid-century graphic designer, mother of two, art lover and curious collector. Lived in three continents discovering visually fascinating objets d’art, craft, ephemera and tastes. My raison d’être is to ‘revive, share, inspire’ giving beautiful often ignored artefacts a new beginning.
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