Local card designer Laura Stoddart, who has a unit at The Emporium Somerset, won two awards at the prestigious London Stationery Show. She was crowned winner in the ‘Social Stationery’ category for her ‘In Bloom’ postcard book and Highly Commended for her ‘Musical Chairs’ notecards. She was also judged joint winner in the ‘Best of the Best’ category.
Cato Cooper, Co-owner of The Emporium Somerset, said: “We’d like to say a huge ‘Congratulations’ to Laura on winning these awards for her stationery. Her products feature beautiful designs and are excellent quality. They’re very popular with our customers and it’s great to now be able to say we have an award-winning designer’s items in the shop.”
Laura’s range of products at The Emporium Somerset includes stationery, writing paper sets, notecards, to-do lists, shopping lists, notebooks, address labels and gift tags. Her ‘In Bloom’ collection was inspired by early natural history illustrations and her love of flowers.
She said: “We’re thrilled to have been recognised by such an illustrious panel of judges. The winning Postcard Book is our favourite new product and is already very popular with customers.”
Laura was born in Liverpool in 1971. She studied at Brighton University and The Royal College of Art, graduating in 1995. She began her career with a commission for Royal Mail and has worked for a range of clients including Gardens Illustrated, Crabtree & Evelyn, Portmeirion and Unicef.
Laura now lives in Brompton Ralph with her husband and two children and works in Crowcombe.
The London Stationery Show is an annual 2 day stationery showcase at the Business Design Centre and takes place during National Stationery Week.