Laura Viada is a retired attorney who currently pursues a career as a handweaver and fiber artist. Laura graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1982, and practiced and taught banking, business, and equal employment opportunity law for almost 40 years.
Laura became interested in weaving and the fiber arts while in law school, and finally pursued her interest and learned to weave in 1996. She was immediately at home in the world of fiber art. Her work has been exhibited nationally and has won a number of awards. She is a sought-after teacher on the subjects of weaving techniques and color theory. Laura has been very active in the Houston fiber arts community for over 25 years. She is a past President of both Contemporary Handweavers of Houston and Contemporary Handweavers of Texas, and has held various other board positions in both organizations. Laura is also a former Artist-in-Residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Laura is a member of Archway Gallery, Houston's oldest artist-owned-and-operated gallery, and her work may be seen there.