Artist Research – Laura Carlin

Laura Carlin is an illustrator and ceramicist who has lived and worked in London since graduating from The Royal College of Art in 2004. She illustrates children’s books and makes ceramics with illustrative designs.

screen-shot-2016-12-06-at-11-22-38I really like the colours used on this plate, the bright orange contrasts well with the navy grey. I also like how really simple dots represent windows, simple mark making helps to create quite a complex image.


The drawings on this pot remind me of children’s drawings, as things aren’t in proportion on some of the animals. I also like how the illustration is greyscale.


I like the simple shapes on this pot, and the mix of colours and textures used. The shapes used remind me of mark making.


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