Lydia Johnson is a practising architect and ceramicist, sharing her time and enthusiasm between both disciplines, and enjoying the creative influence each has on the other.
Her signature collection, Tessellating Cups, is ongoing testament to these overlapping influences, first developed in 2014 during her Master of Architecture course at Westminster University, and today as a member of Turning Earth Ceramics Studio in Hoxton. The collection shows her obsession with tactility, materiality and duality: on the one hand, as individual, beautiful, functional objects, slip-cast in one motion and dip glazed; on the other hand, combining multiples to create a sensuous, continuous, three-dimensional, dynamic, pattern of material, depth and colour.
As an emerging artist, Lydia launched ‘Fettle Studio’ in January 2018, as an outlet to combine her love of architecture and ceramics, and pursue small-scale works, professional collaborations and creative endeavours. Over the past couple of years, her work has been featured in a number of publications, by food stylists and in London lifestyle stores. She also exhibited with the Life of Clay exhibition in 2016/17 lead by Grymsdyke Farm, at the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Bristol Architecture Centre.