Luke Fuller

Biography

Every location has its own history, culture and community, which is inherently marked by human experience. Luke reflects upon this notion of place, often forged through industrialisation, and our enduring dependence on raw materials. Through processes of construction and the physicality of making, his work explores the complex layers of our society and infrastructure, in order to critique and understand the context in which we live. Using clay and other materials as a vehicle, Luke expresses his perceptions of landscape and the ambiguous relationship between humans and the natural environment. 

 

The artist's work embodies a raw energetic power; its variegated forms and unbounded textural surfaces are inspired by the parallel layers of rock strata built up over a period of time. This can be closely compared to his process of compacting and pressing clay layer by layer into a cardboard mould. His technical facility allows him to push the sculptural aspect of his work to new and unexpected forms, which recall naturally wrought compositions of rock and stone risen from the earth. 

 

Luke studied a BA in 3D Design and Craft from the University of Brighton and graduated from the Ceramics and Glass MA at the UK’s Royal College of Art in 2020. The artist has received a number of prestigious awards and bursaries, including the Nagoya University of Art, Japan, Grand Prize; the UK Business Design Centre Designer of the Year Award; The Anna Maria Desogus Memorial Graduate Award; a Franz Rising Star Scholarship; a Charlotte Fraser Scholarship; and The Richard Seager Bursary Award. He was also a Craeftiga Finalist in association with Hole & Corner.

Works
  • Luke Fuller, Schist, 2021
    Luke Fuller
    Schist, 2021
    Stoneware
    33 H x 51 W x 37 D cm
  • Luke Fuller, Tafone, 2021
    Luke Fuller
    Tafone, 2021
    Stoneware
    38 H x 51 W x 43 D cm
  • Luke Fuller, Saprolite, 2021
    Luke Fuller
    Saprolite, 2021
    Stoneware
    32 H x 48 W x 38 D cm
  • Luke Fuller, Bedrock, 2021
    Luke Fuller
    Bedrock, 2021
    Stoneware
    36 H x 55 W x 45 D cm
  • Luke Fuller, Bond (Pair), 2020
    Luke Fuller
    Bond (Pair), 2020
    Stoneware
    12.5 H x 12.5 W x 13 D cm each
  • Luke Fuller, Quoins, 2020
    Luke Fuller
    Quoins, 2020
    Stoneware
    15 H x 76 W x 15 D cm each
  • Luke Fuller, Diabase, 2020
    Luke Fuller
    Diabase, 2020
    Stoneware
    55 H x 45 W x 43 D cm
  • Luke Fuller, Igneous, 2020
    Luke Fuller
    Igneous, 2020
    Stoneware
    54 H x 46 W x 44 D cm
Press
  • Main image caption

    TL Magazine / Tectonics

    TL Magazine, February 16, 2019