Super Seconds Festival Shout Out - 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 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."
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.
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.
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!!
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!