Laura Ngyou’s jewellery reflects a fascination for miniature worlds found within the natural landscape; from exotic jungle flora to the humble rock pool. Her obsession with geology drives her to select the most interesting and unusual gemstone specimens to compose unique settings sympathetic to their individual character. Here she re-imagines the natural landscape and dynamic crystalline structures from which it was discovered using vivid contrasts of precious metals to create sumptuous, other-worldly qualities.
The maker’s passion for travel is reflected in her work, born into a large family who span the globe from Asia to north America, she is drawn towards discovery and exploration. Intrigued by the ambiguity of form, each piece is ultimately a product of her imagination – an abstract composition which quietly provokes the observer to look more closely, reflect on journeys and the natural curiosities which have inspired her.
Laura Ngyou’s work is inspired by a fascination with the miniature worlds found within the natural landscape, from exotic jungle flora to humble rock pools. Born into a large family who span the globe from Asia to North America, she has been lucky enough to travel and discover the wonders these places have to offer and is drawn towards discovery and exploration. Her passion for travel is reflected in her jewellery. The rich textural forms of her jewellery are made of multiple components which cluster and hang together to create movement and intricate, tactile details.
Ngyou was born in London in 1982 and still lives and works here. After graduating from Middlesex University with a BA (Hons) in Applied Arts, she undertook postgraduate training at the prestigious Bishopsland Educational Trust with the ambition to learn more about precious metals. She has since won a number of awards and prizes and her work is held in the jewellery collection of the V&A Museum in London. She joined CAA as a maker member in 2018.