Technician Demonstrator (Paint)
Areas of Responsibility
Painting; stretcher-making; panels and painting substrates; printmaking; image transfer; mixed media application; plaster modelling and casting; latex moulding; encaustic/wax application; paint-making; exhibition installation, small-scale sculpture construction, mould making and sustainable materials.
MA Ceramics (2012), BA (Hons) Fine Art (2010)
Laura Lillie is Technician Demonstrator for Painting and Mixed Media. She specialises in cross-disciplinary ways of working and aims to promote sustainable art practices. A graduate of Cardiff School of Art and Design, she has a BA in Fine Art Printmaking (2010) and an MA in Ceramics (2012). Prior to her role at CSAD, she worked as a printmaking technician at a school and further education college (Bristol and Stroud respectively); and delivered printmaking courses for COAS and various arts organisations. She has worked for artists including printmaker Dan Welden in America (delivering specialist workshops in non-toxic etching techniques) and has printed editions for the sculptor Peter Randall Page.
Predominantly straddling sculpture and printmaking, her own practice centres on the status and agency of physical objects framed within domestic and public spaces. Interrogating process, scale, and context, works often employ materials associated with facsimile production and refer to their own materiality in some way. Plaster, paper pulp, natural latex, clay slip, alginate and wax often feature in the workshop – alongside plant-based pigments, paints, and mediums. Laura’s current research explores the potential for sustainable practices including plant-based colour, bio-composites and low-impact methods of making.