Lucienne de Mauny
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 established her current workshop at Blenheim Farm, near Wallingford, South Oxfordshire, England in 1985 with partner Anthony Fletcher. 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. More recently she has concentrated on working largely to commission, developing and making her exterior decorative house name and number plates and and commemorative pottery items.
Latterly too, inspired by the work of the sixteenth century potter Bernard Palissy, Lucienne has written a thesis on his life and work and created a number of ornate and intricate slipware platters.
Associated links:Some useful addresses: Please note Lucienne de Mauny Ltd. is not responsible for the content of external websites.
www.artinaction.org.uk simply The Best Arts and Crafts annual show
www.potfest.co.uk lots of excellent studio ceramics for sale
www.ichf.co.uk craft show organiser
www.emmaball.co.uk original watercolours and greetings cards
www.anyversary.co.uk gifts for any anniversary
http://wlpm.org.uk/home.htm local market
www.andrewgladwell.co.uk heritage services
“What makes a pot a treasured piece? It reveals a “rightness” of form; it begs to be fondled; it possesses a life of its own. In 30 years of developing a repertoire of 40 hand-thrown pottery forms these subtleties unique to this art, remain some of my many abiding passions and inspirations”
– Lucienne 2015
Lucienne throwing a Crumble Dish – One of the 14 processes involved in creating this dish.