Laura Ngyou

Jeweller-Silversmith

About Laura

I am continually drawn towards discovery and exploration. Born into a large family who span the globe from Asia to north America, I have been lucky enough to discover the wonders these places have to offer.

'My fascination for the miniature worlds within the natural landscape has been driven by everything from scuba diving and caving in Fiji and Borneo, to meandering through abandoned quarries in Croatia and Wales.'

I think of each piece of my jewellery as a composition which quietly provokes the observer to look more closely and perhaps reflect on the journey I have been on and the natural curiousities which have inspired me.

Training and experience

My thirst for exploration and an experimental way of working was nurtured at Middlesex university where I studied applied arts, creating in metal, paper, textiles and ceramics.

With an ambition to learn more about precious metals, I undertook a year's residency at the prestigious Bishopsland workshops in Oxfordshire in 2012, during which I was awarded accolades, such as a bursary from the Goldsmith’s Company, a prize for gold jewellery design from Jacqueline Mina OBE and also exhibited a hand engraved, raised and chased dish at the V&A Museum.

In 2014 an artist in residence position at South Hill Park, Berkshire, gave me the opportunity to share my skills teaching jewellery and silversmithing to adults. The residency also gave me the freedom to experiment further, with methods of casting and surface decoration, which served to further enrich my growing collection of work.

I currently live and work in London undertaking bespoke commissions and crafting one-off pieces, as well as limited edition ranges. I also make jewellery and boxes for the jeweller Romilly-Saumarez Smith.

Get in Touch

All of my jewellery is handmade by me in my studio in Hackney Wick, London. If you would like to visit me for a consultation, or find out more about purchasing or commissioning a piece, please click below