Laura Thompson is a Gunditjmara woman and artist living and working in Melbourne. The designer and maker behind The Koorie Circle, Laura creates contemporary Aboriginal designed and inspired jewellery made from sustainably sourced timber.
Her collection has developed from a desire to make pieces that tell a story, celebrating the culture, history and identity of Aboriginal Australia. Painted and finished by hand, each piece bears the mark of its maker and is made to be worn with pride.
Based in Northcote, Melbourne on Wurundjeri land.
You can read more about Laura and The Koorie Circle on Kalinya Communications Arts Blog.
The Koorie Circle acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional custodians of the land.
The Koorie Circle is registered Australia made and owned business.
The Koorie Circle is a member of Supply Nation and is a registered Aboriginal business.
A percentage of each piece sold is going to the Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Prevention Service, Sisters Day Out Program.