Laura Adkins 

After leaving school I did an Art Foundation Course at Bournville and a degree in graphic design at Brighton.I've worked as a graphic designer, art technician and children's book author and illustrator (having done a master's degree in illustration at BCU in 2008).
Since 2009 I've been developing and exhibiting my mixed media work, ceramics and photography.   I enjoy mixed media because I like working with a variety of material and tools. I often combine ceramics with acrylic paint in a picture, using ceramic objects in the foreground. I may also use wood, collage, textiles and texture pastes. I try to create scenes with texture and depth. In recent years my inspiration has included gardens, seaside, castles, autumn and Shakespeare.