Drawing inspiration from her dissertation for her Masters at the Royal College of Art, called “Alchemical Bodies’ which examines the body and humanity’s evolution to obsolescence with reference to the ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ by Hieronymus Bosch, Lucille Lewin’s sculptural ceramic objects explore the relationship between form, chemistry and process.

Research into the origins of European porcelain, and the alchemists who invented it, references to the Victorians cabinet of Curiosities, and the early microscopic photographs of the natural world by Karl Blosfeldt  fascination with early medical and scientific papers, all collide in her work.

Her work explores the themes of fragility and impermanence and ways in which we attempt to control or deny these inevitable states.

Born in South Africa
Founder and Creative Director – Whistles 1976-2001
Creative Director Liberty -Regent Street 2007-2008
City Lit Diploma Fine Art and Ceramic 2012-2014
Royal College of Art MA 2016-2017

EXHIBITIONS:

Diploma Show: The city Lit Holborn London 2013
The Second Half:  St Charles Hospital London 2013
The Society of Designer Craftsmen: the Mall Galleries London 2015
The Emerging & The Established: Christies South Kensington London 2017
Collections: curated by Preston Fitzgerald South Kensington London 2017
Work In Progress: Royal College of Art Battersea 2017
Material:Earth. Messums Wiltshire March 2017

Photos © Sylvain Deleu