Artist whose avant-garde ceramic figures and paintings are beloved by celebrities
The 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
- Lucy Bryant is a London-based artist who makes celebrity-loved ceramic figurines
- Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Alan Carr and Mark Ronson are among his fans
- Haus of Lucy has worked with Adidas, Footlocker and teased a collaboration with Primark
An artist has revealed how she gives traditional ceramic figurines a modern twist by adding contemporary touches like an Adidas hoodie or a miniature McDonald’s tote bag.
Lucy Bryant, from London, taught herself how to use Fimo, a modeling clay you can bake, so she could modify ceramics and other trinkets she found in charity shops.
She explained that she had spent years doodling in her spare time and had the idea to develop in Fimo while working as a magazine editor.
Since launching her brand, Haus of Lucy, in 2019, Lucy has won over thousands of fans, including Mark Ronson, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Alan Carr.
London-based artist Lucy Bryant is the woman behind Haus of Lucy, the ceramic figurines and art prints celebrities can’t get enough of
Alan Carr received a porcelain plate made by Lucy using a collage of photos by Gemma Collins
Singer Sophie-Ellis-Bextor bought a martingale of the crests of the biggest names in fast-food, including KFC, Macdonald’s and Greggs
Lucy, pictured, started making the figurines in 2017 and quickly grew into a business that is gaining popularity
Alan was given a china plate that she made using photos of Gemma Collins, and then went to her shop himself to buy other items.
Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor bought a martingale adorned with crests of fast food outlets like McDonald’s and KFC.
Meanwhile, music producer Mark Ronson purchased three ceramics, including one he personally messaged Lucy on Instagram called The Recital.
Lucy explained that her first goal was to make herself laugh, and if she did, the figure was a hit.
The brands have also caught on, and Lucy has worked with Adidas and Footlocker, and is working on a project with Primark, who contacted Lucy after adding the brand’s low-cost bags to prints and figurines.
Some of Lucy’s figurines in 2020 were Covid-19 related, like this tourist having a few drinks and reading a book away from the UK’s lockdown in Magaluf
Lucy also works with prints and created this portrait of Mary, Jesus and Baby Shark as a nod to the popular children’s song.
Peckish ? The artist inserted a McDonald’s bag into this print which 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 little bottle of Jägermeister so this sad clown could drink his sorrows
This elegant Victorian lady sees her very punk poodle with pink ears walking in the park
A figurine carrying Primark bags. After using the brand’s bags in some of its work, Primark contacted Lucy to work with her on a ‘top secret’ campaign
A figurine of a woman behind a mixer that was purchased by music producer Steve Levine, who produced the Beach Boys
Delicious! Lucy gave this adorable ceramic figurine a slice of pizza, a pizza on a plate and a beer for her lunch
The artist adds a modern touch to ceramics by making the objects with modeling clay and firing them in his kiln. On top of that she added the sweater and the bag
This figurine, which is called The Recital, shows a man and a woman playing hip hop on a piano. It was bought by Mark Ronson
This piece, which is called Babe in the Woods, is one of Lucy’s favorites and shows a woman in an Adidas hoodie listening to a podcast during lockdown