With an appreciation for modern design and a dedication to craftsmanship, Laura Jaklitsch fabricates each piece by hand in her Somerville, MA studio. Drawing on inspiration from the architecture of both the manmade and natural world, she deconstructs the details she observes into sleek, wearable forms using her signature wood and polyurethane inlay technique. Laura experiments with material, color, and form to make jewelry that is fresh, contemporary, and bold. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Laura holds a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Laura is the 2016 recipient of the Society for Contemporary Craft’s LEAP Award.