Laurel Kohut has been working with glass for since 1999. After completing her undergraduate degree with honours (Applied Arts – Glass) at Monash University, she received a 2 year placement to work as a Design Associate at the glass studio at Jamfactory, South Australia. An accomplished artist and technical glass blower, she has exhibited throughout Australia as well as internationally. Her work has also been short-listed for prestigious glass art awards, the Ranamok Glass Prize and the Tom Malone Glass Prize. Laurel has recently completed her Masters of Fine Arts at Monash University.
Laurel’s current work explores the nature of interaction between people and objects on an emotional level. Through her work she seeks to understand why some objects and symbols have an emotional language for a viewer and how mundane objects can become deeply personal with the association of sentimentality and memory.