Lucinda Brown Ceramic Artist
Lucinda Brown Ceramic Artist 

About me

  My background is an assortment of careers mostly in the creative industries. I began at an early age, (14) selling fashion artwork to small boutiques, proceeding from this to window dressing and sales assistant.

Tried for a while in the advertising industry, but working in the city wasn't for me.

  In 1971 I married my childhood sweetheart, I was just 17. My beautiful son Chaz was born the following year. We lived for a few months after he was born in a bedsit. A cooker and sink on the landing ( shared) outside toilet and no bathroom. This existence became intolerable and one day I packed my bags, my child and what I could fit in a sailors kitbag and left London for good. 

As with my entire life, the moment I decided that I wanted to go somewhere, a way would be found. 

I looked in the pocket of an old jacket and discovered the contact details for a friend I had met at the very first Glastonbury festival. She had said, 'if you ever want to leave London, come and stay with us'.

  (Draycott, near Cheddar.) 

I stayed with these lovely people for a few weeks, made a new friend and decided to take up his offer of a move to Cheltenham. Ah ha !  way too much story to tell on this platform ! But by and by found myself in Stroud Gloucestershire.

Now Chaz is 8 years old and thriving. I have found employment cooking in a wholefood store and doing classes for people interested in becoming vegetarian. This was good for a few years but again needed to change my path.

My interest in and love of textiles came to the rescue and I began to source vintage clothing to repair or upcycle. Using the patterns I copied from these 1930/40s gems, I created vintage look garments and found willing clients in choice retailers locally. 

 One day ( in 1989) a friend asked me to make her a hat. I had never done this, but what the heck? How hard could it be? So I made a 'Baker Boy' cap that she wanted and this led to a few more orders.

Before too long I was making a variety of hats and using market stalls to sell them. 

 Somehow I found myself exhibiting at the 1990 London International Fashion Show, selling my designs to a small select clientele. French Connection and Fenwicks being two of note.

 All good for a while ........ ;) 

 then all change ! I had the opportunity to attend an Access to Art course with a grant and the offer of a Univerity degree going forward. I jumped at it and attended the University of Wolverhampton 3D Design Ceramics BA hons for 3 years. Graduating in 1998.

 I had such an amazing time at Uni and I havent looked back. 

 The incredible serendipity of life allowing me to be at the right place and the right time so that I am here. THAT, my friends is another story ! :)

  

YOURS TRULY

How to find us;

 

Claydon Estate. Buckingham MK18 2EX

Through the arch in the courtyard at the rear of Claydon House and immediately left.

Park in NT car park 

 

01296 733984

07597 959081

 

 

 

 

email; info@lucindabrownceramicart.uk

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