In our Beadazzle Lounge Gallery: Lucy Edwards
May 9 to June 13
Artists Bio and Statement:
Lucy Edwards is a self-described free spirit whose work in clay consists of sculptural and functional organic and animal forms in stoneware with a variety of earthy glazes including raku, pit fired and smoked. Always experimenting and inquiring, Lucy asks the question, “What if….” and then follows the process. The resulting work is typically a well mastered vessel or sculpture, often with an element of surprise.
A longtime member of the PA Guild of Craftsmen and a juried Master Artisan, Lucy is one of the Founding members of the Haverford Guild of Craftsmen. To know her is to experience a woman who is vibrant, folksy, inspiring, energetic, independent and boundlessly creative. In addition to being a gifted artist, Lucy is a musician who plays the guitar and banjo.
Lucy was born in Long Island, NY and has a BA from Bard College. She spent two years at The Chicago Art Institute studying painting and life drawing. At Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas Lucy took her first wheel throwing clay class and the world of ceramics opened up to her. Eventually, Lucy settled in this area and, for years, ran art and music programs for preschool children in Ardmore, Germantown and West Philly. She established her studio in both her Bala Cynwyd home and at her river studio, Loafer’s Glory, in Gladwyne, PA.
Lucy has exhibited widely throughout Pennsylvania as a painter, a mixed media artist, fiber artist and potter. She has taught at Community Arts Center, Main Line Art Center, Wayne Art Center, LBI Foundation for the Arts and numerous workshops at Loafer’s Glory. Lucy can frequently be found at Community Arts Center where she continues to explore her craft and share her knowledge with fellow craftspeople, ever searching in clay to discover the answer to the question, “What if…”.