Wakefield designer shortlisted for an award

Artist Laura Slater
Artist Laura Slater

Textile designer and screen printer Laura Slater has been nominated for this year’s New Talent Etsy Awards.

Laura, who is based at The Art House on Drury Lane in Wakefield city centre, is in the running to win a £10,000 business development prize in the People’s Choice Awards.

She graduated from the Royal College of Art in London in 2008 and moved back to Yorkshire.

Laura has built up her firm through selling her work at a host of galleries and design shops in the UK including The Hepworth Wakefield, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and Heals. Her textiles are hand screen printed and finished at her studio in central Wakefield.

Colour, pattern drawing and mark making are key focuses in Laura’s unique approach to design, making her a standout new talent in the interiors and design market.

The voting poll is now open but closes on June 6 at midnight.

Laura said: “Being shortlisted for the Etsy Awards in itself is an honour and very exciting. The impact of winning a business development fund would allow me to realise some of the bigger ideas I have that are currently limited somewhat due to investment. This is an unbelievable opportunity.”

To vote for Laura, go to etsyawards.com/uk/Finalist-34/LauraSlaterPrint and log in using Facebook or email.