Artists of the Methow Valley and beyond


Laura Karcher

Laura Karcher Shoji Design

  • 509.449.2552
  • lskarch62[at]
Twisp, WA 98856


  • Sculpture
  • Woodworking

About The Artist

I have lived and traveled in many places during my life. These wanderings began at age 7 in Trinidad and Tobago, and continued to South and Central America, Europe, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Perhaps this variety of experience has contributed to my embracing everything as potential art.

My formal art training began at my high school in Denver, where I took advantage of a vocational photography program and a great art department. I received a degree in Graphic Design from the University of Oklahoma in 1984. My woodworking apprenticeship began in a small, custom shoji-making shop in Oakland California. The elegant, balanced simplicity of the Japanese aesthetic is still the foundation of my work. After honing my woodworking skills on shoji screens and lamps I expanded into making custom furniture. 

In 2004 I moved to the beautiful Methow Valley. Here, surrounded by wilderness, I happily follow my creative notions wherever they lead.