Laura Cordery

Laura Cordery

Laura Cordery
/Painting
/Sculpture
/Theatre design

Laura has been working as a set and costume designer since 2010, primarily in theatre, but has experience in opera, dance and film. She has worked on over 50 productions including designing numerous Shakespeare productions for the theatre on-board the QM2, operas for Venetian palazzos, large scale bonfire events, storytelling pieces in transformed disused spaces, and sculptural playgrounds for physical theatre. She gained a post-graduate diploma in Theatre Set and Costume Design from RADA in 2010, having completed a BA Art History degree from Warwick, which she continues to draw on as an invaluable point of reference and inspiration.

In 2017 Laura initiated a big shift in her work practice, deciding to dedicate time to developing her art practice, having never studied or given focused attention to this. She quickly realised not to discount her years working in 3D as a theatre designer and maker, and now works with small scale sculptural installations as well as with her initial instinct for figurative painting. She is currently exploring and responding to how an individual relates private devotional objects, the use of domestic and portable shrines, playing with surface design and scale in her work.

She still designs 2-3 theatre shows a year and now teaches set and costume design short courses at Central St Martin’s. In addition, she works as an art technician at several art museums in London and regionally.