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Lucy Saltonstall

High School Student

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I am a high school art student from Massachusetts. Sculpting and mixed media design, particularly in ceramics, occupies most of my class and free time.  I am also an intern for a local architectural firm. I love working three-dimensionally so much because I feel that it’s my way to make something real, something that fills a space and communicates with the viewer.  Working three dimensionally that allows me to think about how I can create a sculpture and space that a viewer can enter and connect with.

Ceramic sculpture can be a long and sometimes unpredictable process, so it allows me a lot of time to think about my concepts, collaborate with my teachers and peers, and figure out how I can communicate my ideas in better ways. Though a lot of my time in the studio is spent alone, I’ve found the art community, (especially the ceramics community) to be extremely supportive, interesting, and constantly full of ideas.

In the future, I can’t wait to take my ideas to college, where I am majoring in architecture. Hopefully my love for structure will help me design, and maybe even build successful and sculptural buildings in the future.

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3 responses on "Lucy Saltonstall"

  1. You have such a great eye for body language and the “acting” of your figure work is so strong! I love hearing stories like yours – It’s fascinating how so many artists stumble onto their most passionate subject matter, almost by mistake.

    It’ll be interesting to see how you can apply your interests and skills in ceramics to the field of architecture, but I’m sure that your enthusiasm and openness will serve you very well, moving forward!

  2. I love seeing how much you love playing with form. That woman/pitcher piece you made is just so cool!

    Even though it seems like architecture school is definitely the way to go for you, I hope that you’ll still come back to ceramics, because it seems like you really fell in love with it! One of my favorite architecture groups is Diller Scofidio + Renfro. They take a lot from the visual arts and make these super conceptual and gorgeous buildings. They show that there is so much room for integration of multiple mediums!

  3. Wow!! It’s so cool to hear about the path that led you to where you are now!! Your work draws so much from the human form, and I’m really excited to see how this may emerge in your architectural work!

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