Picture of Lucy Page into her Atelier

Lucy Page: Sculpting a Legacy of Creativity and Craftsmanship

Today, we’re excited to share an engaging interview with Lucy Page, a dynamic sculptor whose dedication and unique approach to art have distinguished her in the contemporary art scene. Let's explore her artistic evolution, influences, and insights.

Lucy, could you start by telling us a bit about yourself?

I'm Lucy, a 28-year-old artist based in London, balancing my time between my studio in Somerset and my design role in an Italian studio. My journey into art began at Goldsmiths, where I explored Fine Art and History of Art. Over the years, I've had the privilege of working alongside Antony Gormley and nurturing the next generation of sculptors at the Royal Academy Schools in London.

Lucy Page speaking about their creations

What initially inspired you to become an artist, and what continues to drive your creativity today?

My artistic spark was ignited by Tony Bevan's drawings during my teenage years. Coming from a non-creative family, discovering art was like stepping into a new, thrilling world. My fascination grew during my foundation course, especially with the tactile allure of sculptural work. Today, my drive is fueled by a desire to preserve traditional hand-making skills amidst our digital age and the joy I feel from the way people cherish my art in their homes.

Could you describe your artistic process? How do you go from an idea to a finished piece?

My process begins with sculpting in clay or plaster to create a base for a mould, particularly using a technique called 'sledging' for my bowls. After making a two-part mould, I cast the final material, which is then meticulously sanded and polished. My creative workflow is deeply influenced by everyday life, transforming fleeting moments into tangible, often functional, art pieces.

Sketches creation process from Lucy Page

"Traditional hand-making skills are becoming more rare in the digital world, and I think this drives me to rebel against that even more."

What unique techniques or materials do you prefer to use in your work?

Sledging, the technique I use to shape plaster for my bowls, is unique and integral to my work. It’s a hands-on method that requires precise timing and a sensitive touch, reflecting the traditional essence of sculpture that I adore. Plaster, a classic yet versatile medium, remains my material of choice, allowing me to express my artistic vision fully.

Unique home decor - Work of Lucy Page

What have been some of the most significant challenges you’ve faced in your career?

Balancing my personal artistic pursuits with my professional engagements has been challenging. I've learned the importance of pacing and naturally evolving my practice, which has been vital for my creative health. One particularly meaningful project was my first-ever set of tiles installed in a new home, permanently embedding my work into the fabric of someone’s daily life.

How has collaborating with The Oblist enriched your artistic journey?

The Oblist has become a particularly special collaboration for me as I am amongst many other amazing creatives, artists and unique pieces and sellers which are stand-out and I hadn't come across before. It has given me the opportunity and platform to be visible also to many other creative minds-alike and that excites me. I believe I have developed a new sense of imagination for some new pieces, having entered a new world of creative visions.

Lucy Page’s artistic narrative is a testament to the dynamic and evolving nature of contemporary art. Her commitment to traditional craftsmanship and innovative expression continues to inspire and resonate within The Oblist community. Lucy’s journey reminds us of the power of art to connect, transform, and enrich our lives. We are honored to have her as part of our artistic family and look forward to witnessing her continued evolution and success.