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
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