Lucy Baxendale graduated with a BA in Contemporary Applied Arts from Hereford College of Arts in 2011, and returned in 2016 as an Artist in Residence. She is an explorer of imaginary worlds, inspired by folklore, mythology, ritual & traditions.
Using a form of a surrealist automatism, she draws from her unconscious to produce pen and pencil drawings which often become the inspiration for her sculptural ceramic work.
She is curious about how you choose to translate a 2D drawing into a 3D form and pushes herself to build challenging structures, using a variety of different hand building techniques.
She works predominately in Porcelain, a material which she loves for it’s human qualities – it is strong and resilient but also soft and vulnerable before firing. It is honest, and sometimes incredibly stubborn but a joy to work with.
Lucy’s practice is multi-disciplinary – from curating exhibitions, projects and Art Trails (Ludlow Fringe 2013) to running workshops, creating murals for local restaurants including Burger Shop, and client illustration work (Hereford River Carnival’s Mappa Mundi event).
She shares her ceramic pieces at exhibitions and craft fairs across the UK and sells her work Worldwide.