Laura LePere


Laura took to art early. Classes throughout grade school and high school led to a regional Scholastic Art Award in her senior year. In college, her artwork was published on the cover of the school's anthropology journal and in a professor's book.

Over the years, Laura has worked with many creative media. Her professional background includes 8 years drawing maps by hand and 16 years as a website designer. Creativity for fun has included many types of textile arts as well as jewelry design and mosaics.

In 2008, she was introduced to polymer clay and it became a favorite medium. More recently, she has studied traditional 2-D art media while pursuing a Certification in Nature Art, which she received in early 2019, from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute. Her most recent work combines polymer clay with other media on board, creating low-relief wall pieces.

Laura is a member of the Southern Arizona Arts Guild, the Tucson Polymer Clay Guild, the Arizona Polymer Clay Guild, and the International Polymer Clay Association. Her work has been exhibited in juried and invitational shows at diverse venues across southern Arizona and as far afield as Florida. In addition, she has had two solo shows in the Tucson area. She is most honored to have a piece in the permanent collection of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.