Last year we ran a 'lockdown' competition where we invited you to submit your artwork and show us what you were working on. We were overwhelmed with the submissions and standard of work and consequently ended up choosing six winners instead of the three planned.
This exhibition is the first of our three winners, Sharon Hendy, Peter Campbell Saunders and Molly Lambourn.
A series of ceramics that were produced during lockdown. These are introspective pieces, taking abstract text and thoughts running with them into another world, a forest full of flowers, peace, and restoration away from the clutter of day-to-day life. Lockdown was a time to be alone, this body of work shows the emotions of that period, the mental anxiety, moments of joy and experience of the mundane.
Molly Lambourn is an emerging Fine Artist from Kent. She is currently completing her master's in Fine Art at UCA Canterbury and is resident artist with Jane Austen House. Her practice specialises in drawing, she draws obsessively on 2D and 3D forms. Molly's practice is inspired by literature and explores themes of womanhood, self, and mundanity. Her work is decadently intricate and detailed, subverting conventional images of beauty and femininity to explore darker realities. As well as practising Fine Art , Molly is also a founder of the sustainable slow fashion brand 'Sophie Stokes', selling 100% recycled plastic illustrated jewellery.