Laura Ngyou

Laura Ngyou’s passion for travel is reflected in her jewellery, which 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. 

The rich textural forms of her jewellery are made of multiple components which cluster and hang together to create movement and intricate, tactile details. She uses contrasting precious metals and naturally formed gemstones with sumptuous, other-worldly qualities. 

Ngyou’s practice is experimental and often process led. Interested in the ambiguity of form, each piece is an abstract composition which quietly provokes the observer to look more closely, inviting reflections on her journey and the natural curiosities which have inspired her.  


  • 1982 London


  • 2011 Bishopsland Postgraduate workshops, Bishopsland Educational Trust
  • 2002 BA (Hons) Applied Arts, Middlesex University


  • 2017 Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Awards – exhibited and highly commended
  • 2012 ‘Rising Stars’ award, Festival of Silver, London – Innovative design
  • 2012 Fine silver bursary, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths
  • 2012 Jacqueline Mina – Gold bursary, Bishopsland jewellery design competition
  • 2012 Commendation, Young Designer Silversmith Awards, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2018 Craft and Design Fair at RHS Wisley Gardens, Surrey
  • 2018 New Member Showcase, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
  • 2018 Made, London
  • 2018 Handmade at Kew, London
  • 2018 Handmade in Highgate Summer Show, London
  • 2017 Craft and Design Fair at RHS Wisley Gardens, Surrey
  • 2017 Us at Work, Group show London Craft Week
  • 2017 Bring on Spring, Craft Central, London
  • 2017 Christmas at Number Ninety Four, Gallery Ninety Four, London
  • 2017 Made in Clerkenwell, Craft Central, London
  • 2016 Inspired, Festival of Silver, The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London
  • 2016 Art in Action, Oxfordshire
  • 2016 Bring on Spring, Gallery Number Ninety Four, London
  • 2016 Contemporary Craft and Design Fair, Craft in Focus, Henley-on-Thames
  • 2015 Inspired, Festival of Silver, The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London
  • 2015 Art in Action, Oxfordshire
  • 2014 Inspired, Festival of Silver, The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London
  • 2014 Art in Action, Oxfordshire
  • 2013 Inspirations from the Archives, V&A Museum, London

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