About Laura Baring-Gould
The baskets I make involve transformation. Archetypal woven forms of fish traps and bird nests are constructed of split bamboo or intertwined grasses and cast into bronze to transform what is fragile and ephemeral into enduring object and metaphor. Once finished, each form becomes a distilled sculptural object to re-engage the dynamic conversation between art and craft, nature and sculpture, object and echo. Pieces are created through traditional and ancient techniques of bronze casting including work in lost wax and direct burnout with skillful hot patina finish to offer stunning color and surface.