My name is Laura Beach and I’m the owner and designer of Laura Beach, Thoughtful Migration Woodcuts and Letterpress. I was lucky enough to grow up in a household with an art teacher mom and an art appreciative Dad. With my mom leading the way, my little brother, big sister and I filled our days with art: stickers, drawing, sewing, stained glass, and beading instilled a wonder and love for making things with our hands.
As I was pursuing a Biological Science degree at UC Davis, I was fortunate to stumble upon a new art form and found my true art love - printmaking. It was a done deal! My love of an old world craft began. Combining my interests in science and the natural world with my love of graphic design, woodcut prints, being a total font nerd; together with metal type, luscious paper, and irresistibly heavy machinery, I run and own Laura Beach, Thoughtful Migration Letterpress and Woodcuts. A small, one-woman boutique stationery studio in Santa Cruz, CA.