Lucy Butterwick lives and works in Oxford. She makes simple handbuilt forms decorated with glaze and lustre. Echoes of ancient cultures and the natural world, her pieces create a sense of stillness and contemplation.
Her pieces are handbuilt using red and white grogged earthenware. Surfaces are often smoothed and burnished before firing. Visits to Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, USA and Europe have influenced her work.
She has produced nine series: Sacred Spheres (red and orange orbs); Heart as Vessel (turquoise and lilac bowls); Green Wisdom (green and black asymmetrical forms); Latin Blood (black, red and gold burnished forms); Faith (bowls and slab forms in red, gold and grey); Higher Ground (slab forms in green, brown and gold); Into the Blue (slab forms and bowls in blue, white and gold); Istanbul (curved forms and bowls in blue-green and gold); Felicitas (bowls in yellow ochre, red, pink and gold).
Widely exhibited in the UK, her work has also been shown in Ireland, France and the USA.
Arts Council England development grants, 2003 and 2005
Southern Arts travel grant, Mexico, 2000
Southern Arts setting up grant, 1999
City & Guilds Medal for Excellence Award, 1999