Lucy Baxendale 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 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.
Her unusual home-ware range comes from her desire to add playfulness to function, inspired by the imaginary world in her head.
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.