LYNNE SPEAKE

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Originally a painter Lynne’s work sits within both Art Jewellery and Contemporary Ceramics. After a four year BA(Hons) Fine Art degree and ten years of teaching Art (inner city London) Lynne moved to Cornwall to complete a MA in Contemporary Visual Art at Falmouth University. She graduated with a distinction and a fundamental change to her practice. Lynne is directly influenced by her environment, inspired and excited by things unnoticed … erosion, peeling paint, rusting metal, colour, texture and pattern. Dictated to by her materials she creates sculptural pieces from found materials, porcelain paperClay and other clay bodies. Her work is predominantly large in scale and can often be both worn or displayed. She loves the challenge of combining industrial discarded objects with organic finds or hand built ceramic pieces.
‘The fragility of porcelain fights against large sculptural forms. Accidents are embraced and welcomed, especially during the alchemy of firing’. Lynne gets lost in her making process … enveloped by a subconscious act of mark making, form, shape and texture, it is the emotional journey of making that is the most important part of her practice, everything else is secondary. Lynne is also a facilitator and loves empowering others, something that she regards as part of her creative practice. In 2017 she created the ‘Precious.Collective’ … an international community of Art jewellery makers. It currently has around 250 members, over 14 thousand instagram followers and has staged 4 exhibitions with five more at the planning stage (as of April 1st 2021).

Work

Fragile Earth 9

Necklace

Porcelain paperClay, rubber tube, strange rusted metal thing that I was given by a blacksmith friend, copper, Indian ink and cable ties

Wear / Ware 1

Rings

Porcelain paperClay and various glazes

Fragile Earth 9

Necklace

Porcelain paperClay, rubber tube, strange rusted metal thing that I was given by a blacksmith friend, copper, Indian ink and cable ties.

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