WORDS Michaela Stehr
Cape Town-based artist Lucie de Moyencourt has experimented with ceramics for her latest sold-out exhibition, where she created 95 brightly glazed individual seashells.
The shells were made in the studio of local ceramicist Wendy Coleman. Lucie also gives many thanks to close friend and ceramicist Michael Chandler of Chandler House (whose sold-out exhibition Afrochine is currently on show) for inspiring her to delve into creating with clay.
Although the 95 shells are sold, Lucie does not intend on stopping her seaside project anytime soon. “I will be making shells for the rest of my life, so if you do not find enough shells here, do not panic!” she says on her website.
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Thanks @mrchandlerhouse for the pic! My vision is up! A massive wave of shells! Thank you so so much to my mermaids and mermen for the huge SHELLebration today! I’m so excited to report that this is a SHELLOUT SHOW! Woop woop ! Second wave of shells already in the making! So watch this space in the next few months! So much gratitude and love! Xxxx
The studio exhibition, located on the second floor of Chandler House, will be open to the public on Saturday 8 December from 10am – 2pm and Saturday 15 December from 10am – 2pm.
Chandler House is situated at 53 Church Street, Cape Town.