Growing up in Mexico City, Laura started making things at an early age. Her mother, an artist, encouraged creativity. After high school, Laura pursued her education, studying crafts at Peters Valley and art at Ridgewood School of Art. Showing her fiber work in NYC, she worked as a designer for several years, while maintaining a painting studio. Upon moving to the Philadelphia area, Laura began work in clay. Studying with many different artists, Raku firing became her favorite style of working.