Laura Tandeske has been embroidering for 40+ years. She has won numerous awards including “Best in Show” at the California State Fair in Sacramento (2003). Her work toured the United States and Canada as part of a group show with the Embroiderers Guild for 2 years (2000-2002).  Mandalas are innate in her art and have been as soon as she could pick up a crayon. Laura finds mandalas meditative, comforting, and unifying and greatly enjoys sharing them through embroidery as well as mosaic and painting.

Laura is also a biochemist working for Chiron/Novartis for 29 years in early stage drug discovery research for Oncology, Infectious Diseases, and Diagnostics.