Laura Rafferty

Updated: 15 Sep 2023

Laura is a Northern Irish artist and designer with a vast experience in fine art painting, surface print design, ceramics, sculpture, figure/life drawing, conceptual art, digital art, and photography. With her background in fine art lecturing and design education, Laura is all set to hone her artistic skills and experiment with fresh ideas and techniques during her residency at Creative Spark.

Laura aims to create a series of fine art paintings and screen prints during her residency. Using these works as a foundation, she intends to translate them into silk scarves and a couple of garments. Laura is also a textile craftsman, seamstress, maker, and general creative, who has gained extensive experience as a freelancer in costume within the TV and Film industry.

Laura has developed a love for drawing, painting, and illustration styles, which led to the creation of her brand, Lara Lavine. Her brand's designs explore the theme of Ireland's industrial heritage, focusing on the railways and ship merchants that built the Titanic. Rafferty's love for film, travel, music, literature, and Ireland's hardworking people has inspired her to create wearable art that is fun, quirky, creative, practical, flexible to wear, and vibrant.


This programme is generously supported by Create Louth (Arts Service of Louth County Council) and Arts Council Ireland.  

Instagram: @laralavinedesign