Laura Pierce – Light Effects

2003-little-mabel-150Light is life and essential in a pictorial. Light defines an object; from spider webs to bubbles, from glass vases to water. Without it, we would all be in the dark. Even when light is not in our visual, we can add light and thus; life.


In this dedicated class, we will concentrate on putting light in our Pictorials; whether it is a moon lit night scene or a sunlit meadow. Students can bring projects based on landscapes or still lifes. Laura will work with each student before class via email. We’ll discuss various project proposals and develop a pattern for class. Alternately, Laura offers a few patterns that showcase reflected light: ‘Cathy’s Tulips’, ‘Rainbow Bubbles’ or ‘Holiday Harbor Lights’. To see these patterns click on 2017-prairie-harvest-rug-hooking-school



Laura is a fourth generation rug hooker, growing up with rugs made by her mother.  She took up the hook in 1996 and started teaching in 2003. Accredited and experienced, Laura looks forward to helping her students with the project they desire.  She loves a class with variety; be it the rug projects or the experience levels of her students.  Everyone has something to offer and Laura encourages sharing in her classes.  She is known for teaching Portraits, Animals, Landscapes and Reflections in an impressionistic style.  Laura often designs custom patterns for her students, based on photographs, illustrations and/or ideas.  Alternately, she is happy to work with her students and guild them through the process of designing their own pattern. Primarily a wide-cut artist, Laura also uses fine cuts; often mixing various cut sizes to get the effect she wants.   She has a broad appreciation for the Art, Folk Art and Craft of Rug Hooking; from balance and design to personal expression, from shading and values to ‘outline & fill’.  She enjoys the creative play of colour, texture and value and sharing that fun with her students.

Contact Laura at      or   (707) 762-2595