Laura Carlin graduated from The Royal College of Art in 2004 and lives and works in London. Laura has illustrated many children’s books, most notably The Iron Man by Ted Hughes (Walker Books). Laura’s book, A World Of Your Own (Phaidon Press) came out in 2015. It hopes to inspire children to look, draw and make – first from life, and then from the imagination. 

In 2015, these two books won the BIB Grand Prix Award.  Laura has also received a Bologna Ragazzi Award, the V&A Illustrated Book Award and won the Quentin Blake Drawing Prize. As well as working as an illustrator, Laura is well known as a ceramicist. Ceramics and her personal work provide Laura with the opportunity to explore themes in history, battles, warfare and iconography that she has been fascinated with since childhood.

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Photo credit - Lucia Skerankova