About Laura Poll

Laura Poll is a visual artist and SAORI practitioner. She is a certified SAORI instructor and her studio, Weaving Arts Austin, is a member of the SAORI Global Network.

Since 2015, Laura has been an active member of the SAORI Leader’s Committee, a selective organization of SAORI practitioners and instructors, based in Osaka, Japan.

Laura was introduced to SAORI in New York City, where she studied the SAORI philosophy under the guidance of Yukako Satone and members of her studio.

Laura brings over 500 hours of intensive, supervised, in-studio experience and training to her studio practice. She has also received extensive instruction and training in Osaka, Japan.

Her interpretation of SAORI is informed by the essays of Misao Jo, the founder of SAORI, as well the philosophy of her instructors and mentors. She is committed to sharing the true essence of the SAORI philosophy with others.

Laura is a member of the Textile Study Group of New York. She currently resides in Austin, TX.