LAURA GOSNELL - Instructor at MISSA 2020

Laura considers herself a true resident of British Columbia, as she has lived, studied and created all over this breathtaking province. Returning to Vancouver Island, she feels at home nestled amongst coastal forests, mountains, and the Salish Sea, each of which influence her work. Equally influential are the years she has spent travelling the globe, touring clay studios and wandering through galleries and museums.

Laura is driven to work in a sustainable manner and is exploring studio practices that reduce energy consumption and promote the responsible use of material. She strives to make beautiful work that endures, in hopes to counter the current consumer trend towards the disposable. It is with great pride that as of 2023, all studio practices are entirely solar powered.