Photo Linda Lauva for Deko journal April 2016.
Laima Grigone was born in Latvia and attended Bauska Art School. After gaining Diploma in Photography she moved to UK to do Foundation Degree in Art and Design at the Oxford Brookes University. She received a degree in Contemporary Crafts from Falmouth University in 2013 where she gained experience in working with clay, wood, metal and glass. During her studies her work was not bound to one format – ranging from mixed-media installations to light design. Inspired by the writings of Suzie Gablik and Ellen Dissanayake, she was looking for a way to include art in the everyday life and decided to look into pottery. She became an apprentice to the ceramic master Ingrīda Žagata for the summer of 2012. Since then her main passion has been ceramics. In 2013 she received ELFLA funding and set up a studio in Rundāle creating hand-thrown tableware from porcelain and reduction wood-fired earthenware.
Salt Fox Collective One Year On, Trinity Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, UK (2014)
London Design Festival, Mint, London, UK (2013)
New Designers, Business Design Center, London, UK (2013)
Degree Show, Design Center, Penryn, UK (2013)
Kinetic Moths, Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, UK (2013)
AIR: Pressure, Academy for Innovation and Research, Penryn, UK (2013)
Salt Fox Collective, Trinity Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, UK (2013)
Love at the Poly, Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society, Falmouth, UK (2013)
You Are Here, Trelissick Garden commissioned by National Trust, Truro, UK (2012)
Follow the Trail, Lander Gallery, Truro, UK (2012)
Process, Falmouth University, Penryn, UK (2011)
End of Year Show, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK (2010)
Where the Baltic Sea and People Meet, International Travelling Exhibition, The Baltics (2008)