Artist creates playful ceramics by adding modern touches like Adidas hoodies and McDonald’s bags to trinkets found in charity shops – and Alan Carr and Sophie Ellis-Bextor are fans
An artist has revealed how she gives traditional ceramic figurines a modern edge by adding contemporary touches like an Adidas hoodie or a miniature McDonald’s takeaway bag.
Lucy Bryant, の ロンドン, taught herself how to use Fimo, plasticine-like clay which you can oven bake, so she could modify ceramics and other trinkets she found in charity shops.
She explained she had spent years doodling in her free time and came up with the idea of expanding into Fimo while working as a magazine editor.
Since starting her brand, Haus of Lucy, に 2019, Lucy has won over thousands of fans including Mark Ronson, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and アラン・カー.
London-based artist Lucy Bryant is the woman behind Haus of Lucy, the ceramic figurines and fine art prints that celebrities cannot get enough of
Alan Carr was gifted a china plate Lucy made using a collage of Gemma Collins snaps
Singer Sophie-Ellis-Bextor bought a martingale of the biggest fast-good names’ crests, including KFC, Macdonald’s and Greggs
ルーシー, 写真, started making the figurines in 2017 and quickly turned it into a business that’s growing in popularity
Alan was gifted a China plate she made using pictures of Gemma Collins, and later visited her shop himself to buy more items.
Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor bought a martingale adorned with crests of fast-food joints like McDonald’s and KFC.
その間, music producer Mark Ronson bought three ceramics, including one he personally messaged Lucy about on Instagram, called The Recital.
Lucy explained her first objective was to make herself laugh, and that if she did that, the figurine was a success.
Brands have caught on too, and Lucy has worked with Adidas and Footlocker, and is working on a project with Primark, who contacted Lucy after she added some bags from the low-cost brand to prints and figurines.
Some of Lucy’s 2020 figurines were Covid-19-related, like this tourist enjoying a few drinks and reading a book away from the UK’s lockdown in Magaluf
Lucy also works with prints and made this portrait of Mary, Jesus and Baby Shark in a nod to the popular kid’s song
Feeling peckish? The artist inserted a McDonald’s bag in this print she called ‘Saturday Night’s Takeaway’
This piece, which shows a woman playing records on a turntable was purchased by Mark Ronson
Lucy made a tiny bottle of Jägermeister so that this sad clown could drink his sorrows away
This elegant Victorian lady is seeing walking her very punk poodle with bight pink ears to the park
A figurine carrying Primark bags. After she used the brand’s bags in a few of her works, Primark has got in touch with Lucy to work with her on a ‘top secret’ 運動
A figurine of a woman behind a mixing table which was purchased by music producer Steve Levine, who produced the Beach Boys
Yummy! Lucy gave this adorable ceramic figurine a pizza slice, a pizza on a plate and a beer for its lunch
The artist adds a modern touch to the ceramics by making the items with plasticine and baking it in her oven. On this, she added the jumper and the bag
This figurine, which is called The Recital, shows a man and a woman playing hip hop on a piano. It was purchased by Mark Ronson
This piece, which is called Babe in the Woods, is one of Lucy’s favourite and shows a woman in an Adidas hoodie listening to a podcast during lockdown