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Super Seconds Festival Shout Out - Lucy Young Ceramics


Super Seconds Festival by Ink and Bear 1st & 2nd April 2023 Shout Out featuring Lucy Young Ceramics

I don't know about you but when Super Seconds Festival comes around one of the first things that draws my eye is the gorgeous ceramics! Ever since I was little I wanted to 'have a go' on the whizzy potters wheel pushing and pulling at the squelchy clay, but the closet I got was my play-doh train creating lengths of brightly coloured shapes. There really is something quite mesmerizing about watching a potter at work and I always feel like there's a touch of alchemy with the glaze transformations!


So I'm delighted for this Super Seconds Shout Out feature I've the honour of introducing you all to the talented ceramicist, Lucy Young Ceramics....

Lucy aka Lucy Young Ceramics, a smiling white woman with pulled back brown hair. She's sitting behind a potters wheel finishing off a large ceramic pot on the wheel. She's wearing a light red jumper with a clay splattered apron and a pair of sleek oblong shape glasses.

Lucy is a ceramicist living and working in Cheltenham Gloucestershire."I create a range of contemporary tableware using my passion for craftsmanship and design." Teapots, mugs, plates, bowls are all hand-thrown using a range of stoneware clays and decorated using hand-made glazes, oxides and stains. "I studied Fine Art painting at Winchester School of Art and honed my skills working as a production potter at Whichford pottery."

A ceramic stoneware teapot with a tall cylindrical body and dipped in a shiny mottle light blue green glaze with raw fired clay strip around the base. It has a woven wrapped wood handle.

What is your earliest creative memory?

My earliest creative memory comes for growing up in the beautiful Forest of Dean and being surrounded by pots. My dad was a potter when I was a toddler and I remember watching him for hours making pots on his wheel.

Four ceramic stoneware mugs of various shapes and sizes, they have a graceful curved bodies that rise into a smaller slightly fluted rim. They are glazed in a asymettrical glaze pattern using a speckled cream grey glaze at the top, a warm rich browny red glaze at the bottom and the raw fired clay in the middle.

What fires your imagination?

I love the traditional, rustic style that pottery naturally produces but I am also keen to mix it up and bring a modern, contemporary feel with pops of colour and decoration.

A ceramic stoneware wide rimmed bowl glazed on a warm orange glaze which has an almost watercolour paint wash effect. Two more bowls of the same style and glaze can be seen stacked up behind.

What Super Seconds deals should we look out for from you?

Look out for some fanastic deals! A range of lovely experimental mugs with graphic patterns, mugs with a range of experimental glazes as well as some of my bespoke, teapots which unfortunately have a very small surface hairline on the base... all at heavily discounted prices!!

A ceramic stoneware teapot with a tall cylindrical body and dipped in a shiny mottle speckled cream glaze with raw fired clay strip around the base. It has a woven wrapped bamboo handle.

A ceramic stoneware wide rimmed bowl glazed on a creamy speckled glazed with a slightly matt finish. Two more bowls of the same style and glaze can be seen stacked up behind.

The warmth of the glazes in Lucy's work and the gentle roundness of their shape is incredibly inviting, they immediately make me think of curling up with some fresh home cooked yumminess or steaming hot brew on a cold day. So if like me you love a nice bit of ceramic make sure to check out their Super Seconds deals on the 7th and 8th October!

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