“My inspiration is from the heart, the feeling of serenity I try to hold onto throughout my day finds its expression my art.”
People’s faces have always fascinated me. My Mum is a gifted artist and I used to watch her draw and paint portraits, so it came to me very easily. It wasn’t too much of a stretch to translate this gift into 3 dimensions using clay. Clay seduced me from the life of a dressmaker as soon as I touched it, during the last few weeks of a foundation course in Art.
As soon as I felt the cold smoothness beneath my fingers I knew I wanted to sculpt. Alas! my first attempts were not magnificent but as with all things, whatever you practice , you will become good at. Sixteen years later I am able to create the kind of pieces I used to gaze at in wonder as a teenager, wishing I had such skills. Now I can take photographic images and transform them into heirlooms.
Each portrait I make is exclusive. In many hours and even sometimes days carefully refining a likeness, results in art that I am proud to put my name to. All my faces are originally molded in clay then cast in plaster.
The head and shoulder portraits are a labour of love and I jump for joy literally when another one is completed, delighting in the incredible gift...Lucinda Brown (BA hons 3D Design Ceramics. University of Wolverhampton).