South Africa b. 1945
Lucille Lewin is a South African born British sculptor working in porcelain, glass and metal. Founder and director of Whistles (1976-2001) and Creative Director of Liberty (2007-2008). Lewin left fashion for a career in sculpture with a Diploma in Fine Art and Ceramics from CityLit (2014). She recently completed her Masters at the Royal College of Art (2017).
Her 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 the Victorians cabinet of Curiosities, early microscopic photographs of the natural world by Karl Blossfeldt, and a fascination with early medical and scientific papers – all colliding in her work. Themes of fragility and impermanence underlie ways in which we attempt to control or deny these inevitable states.
Lewin has shown at Christies (2017), Connolly's (2018), Messums Wiltshire (2017) and Collect at the Saatchi Gallery (2018 & 2019). Lewin is the current winner of the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize (2017). Her work is held in private collections internationally.
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