A British multi-disciplinary artist working with photography, installation, poetry and painting, Claire drew inspiration from our six new Wonderlust patterns to create her own world of wonder, a multi-dimensional installation artwork featuring live animals and fantastic florals.
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Get to know Claire Luxton
We speak to Claire to find out more about the personality behind this magnificent piece, her creative process, and of course, what her favourite tea is.
Welcome to the (tea) party, Claire Luxton!
Our Wonderlust patterns planted the foundation for this artwork, but where else did you draw inspiration from to develop this piece?
Talk us through your process - how do you progress from the first idea to the final piece?
This can be a long process that happens in a number of different stages.
Research, sketches and planning, material and animal sourcing, shoot schedule, studio shoot days with botanicals followed by animals, and post-production.
The research and planning stages are possibly the most important. This is where everything abstract becomes a more tangible construct and without this the execution won’t be there. I love sourcing all my materials and shoot scheduling, it’s like a treasure hunt that I find very satisfying.
The Wonderlust shoot was very time sensitive as I’m working with live animals and fresh botanicals, so everything had to run on time. I always leave as much time as possible for post-production, this is like sculpting to me and you need to fine tune the image so it sings.
Which creature do you love most from your mural and why?
How did you pick these curious creatures?
Which is your favourite Wedgwood Wonderlust pattern?
Explore Golden Parrot pattern
In three words, how would you describe the Wonderlust collection?
How would you describe your own personal interior style? Does this style feed into your artwork?
What does Wedgwood mean to you?
And of course, what’s your favourite tea?
Redbush has to be my favourite. I’m sadly totally decaf and this is the best! But I miss green tea.
To learn more about the artwork and how it’s been adapted by Feathr as a mural for purchase, click here.
Discover more about Claire’s creative process for this magnificent mural as she sits down with Harper's Bazaar UK - 'Claire Luxton’s new mural is an artist’s love letter to nature'.
Image credit: Harper’s Bazaar UK