Laura Põld lives and works in Tallinn. The artist is interested in specific histories and locations which are highlighted through her choice of materials. Often, she combines craft-based disciplines like ceramics and embroidery with natural materials such as edible plants, soil, and clay to create installations that co-evolve over the period of an exhibition. The work also originates from cultural rituals, such as the customs of serving food or hosting guests, and several collaborative projects and exhibitions have emerged from this influence. Põld studied at the Department of Sculptural Conceptions and Ceramics, University of Art and Design in Linz. She is a recipient of numerous awards including the grand prize, The Cultural Endowment of Estonia (2018). Currently, Põld is an Associate Professor in Ceramics at the Estonian Academy of Arts.
Merilin Talumaa and Annika Toots Dear Vienna: An email interview with Laura Põld, Echo Gone Wrong, Published May 2020. Photography: Marek Mäemets
Six questions for Laura Põld, Tique publication on contemporary art. Image: Laura Põld / Johna Hansen. Serving Makes Place. Installation and performance. Gallery Maebashi Works, Gunma, Japan
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