Laura Taylor, fiber and performance artist who lives in North Eastern Connecticut is also the owner and operator of the Artisan Soul Gallery and Market in Putnam CT. The Gallery and Market has been open officially since October 1st of 2015, creating a space for the community to gather and create ART. Laura has been a fiber artist, creating art in the form of clothing that is knit, crocheted and woven for more than 30 years, learning the crafts from her mother and maternal grandmother at the age of 4. All aspects of her life have been encompassed with art, from the need to continually learn new disciplines, incorporating them into daily life. Her family has continued in the tradition of handcrafted fiber arts, she has nurtured the myriad of ways that fiber can be manipulated and has encouraged her children to also embrace the arts.