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Originally a painter, Lynne Speake’s current practice incorporates ceramics and large wearable sculpture. Organically driven by her materials she is directly influenced by her environment, colour, texture, structure and pattern. Inspired by the peeling paint, erosion and decay that she finds in the boatyard where she lived on a 100 year-old Looe Lugger, her sculptures predominantly use discarded objects to show the beauty of the rich textures of decay in what we consume and waste.
Lynne works with porcelain paper clay to create unique hand-built sculptural forms for her “Fragile Earth” collection. This form of clay offers more strength and scope for experimentation than traditional porcelain. She has managed to once more connect with her painting practice in how she uses stains, oxides and glazes to decorate the surface of her creations.