Loraine studied cartography from the age of 16 and worked at Birkbeck College, University of London until digital cartography started to take precedent. Drawn to making objects she went on to study ceramics at Central St Martins. Realising the similarities of mark making on paper maps and drawing on porcelain – there is china clay in both – she has brought a cartographer’s exactitude to her ceramics.

Her work is largely narrative, exploring perception of place, identity and belonging, through socio and geopolitical history maps. In an age where our phones digitally guide us, her work seeks to ground our wayfinding through the material connection with earth. She has been commissioned by an Apollo 15 Astronaut, and her work is in international private and public collections, including The Museum of London and The National Maritime Museum.