Ceramic sculptor artist from Derby, England, UK. Lucy Kite.
“I studied art & design at college and instantly knew I wanted to do something with my new found love. I'm never happier than with a piece of wet clay in my hands waiting to turn it into some quirky character!”
“Rain is hitting the roof of our narrowboat, the stove fire is burning in the corner. My labradoodle muse, is laying by my feet under the table.
There is a ball of clay on the table waiting to be imagined...
As far as my characters go they create themselves. Starting with a pair of eyes they tell me what they'd like to become, it's a partnership! Hand sculpted from ceramic stoneware clay and then fired to temperatures that will melt your face, they are all hand painted to finish with a wide variety of acrylics, glazes, oxides and stains.
I love my job - there's not many people that spend their days sculpting wizards and dragons, I consider myself very lucky.” Lucy Kite