ARTIST

Lucienne de Mauny

Craft Artist

Biography

Lucienne has been potting professionally since 1982. After studying Ceramics for her first degree she served an apprenticeship in one of the last surviving traditional country potteries in England. Later she worked as a production thrower in Northern France.

Lucienne’s high-fired earthenwares possess a rare unity of form and surface decoration. Her style is both fresh and distinctive. All pots have a purpose and many are inspired by Lucienne’s own culinary pursuits. Each piece is hand-thrown and decorated with slips (liquid clay) using traditional techniques and tools: Lucienne continues to’slip-trail’ using a cows horn and goose quill; a versatile tool lending itself to both fluent, rapid mark making and the more considered gestures required for lettering. Her signature piece is her Star Gazey Pâté Pot.

Lucienne has created and supplied over the years, 13 ranges of table and bakeware to over 40 galleries and retail outlets nationally and abroad including Liberty of Regent Street, London.