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Lucille Lewin

MA work

Alchemical Bodies

Drawing inspiration from her dissertation for her Masters at the Royal College of Art, “Alchemical Bodies’ 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, early microscopic photographs of the natural world by Karl Blosfeldt, and 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.

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Fine Art

    Programme

    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2017

  • Alchemical Bodies

    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, early microscopic photographs of the natural world by Karl Blosfeldt and a 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.


  • Degrees

  • Diploma Fine Art and Ceramics, CityLit, London, 2014
  • Experience

  • Creative director, Liberty, London, 2007–2008; Founder and Creative director, Whistles, 1976–2001
  • Exhibitions

  • The Young Masters Art Prize 2017 Summer/Autumn Tour, Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, London, 2017; The Young Masters Art Prize – Overseas League presented by the Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Over-Seas House, London, 2017; The Young Masters Art Prize Shortlist Exhibition, Gallery 8, London, 2017; Material: Earth. The New British Clay Movement, Messums, Somerset, 2017; The Emerging & Established, Christies, London, 2017; Collections curated by Preston Fitzgerald, London 2017; Work In Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2016; The Society of Designer Craftsmen the Mall Galleries, London 2015; City Lit Diploma Show, London, 2013; The Second Half Centre St Charles Hospital, London, 2013