Paper. Encaustics. Metal. Powder Coating. Teacher. Jewelry. Amazing. These are just a few words that describe a dear friend and fellow metalsmith – Laura Wood. She is one of those people that never loses focus, never raises her voice and always answers the phone for one of my millions of questions. I am so excited about her new work too! I wanted to include some of my favorites as well as her newest piece. She has recently graduated from East Carolina University with her Masters in Metal Design in Greenville, North Carolina. She is currently the artist in residence for the metals and paper areas at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, Texas. I’m jealous that Texas has her all to itself but I can share I guess! Watch out Texas – Laura’s gonna turn you guys upside down!!!