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, Tafone, 2021
    Luke Fuller
    Tafone, 2021
    Stoneware & Porcelain
    38 H x 51 W x 43 D cm
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  • Luke Fuller, Saprolite, 2021
    Luke Fuller
    Saprolite, 2021
    Stoneware & Porcelain
    32 H x 45 W x 38 D cm
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  • Luke Fuller, Schist, 2021
    Luke Fuller
    Schist, 2021
    Stoneware & Porcelain
    33 H x 51 W x 37 D cm
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  • Luke Fuller, Ruina Montium, 2021
    Luke Fuller
    Ruina Montium, 2021
    Stoneware
    52 H x 57 W x 47 D cm
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  • Luke Fuller, Adit, 2021
    Luke Fuller
    Adit, 2021
    Stoneware & Porcelain
    41 H x 50 W x 39 D cm
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  • Luke Fuller, Batholith, 2021
    Luke Fuller
    Batholith, 2021
    Stoneware & Porcelain
    65 H x 53 W x 43 D cm
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  • Luke Fuller, Ecopoiesis I, 2021
    Luke Fuller
    Ecopoiesis I, 2021
    Stoneware & Porcelain
    34 H x 41 W x 34 D cm
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  • Luke Fuller, Epoch, 2021
    Luke Fuller
    Epoch, 2021
    Stoneware, Porcelain & Refractory Concrete
    52 H x 67 W x 57 D cm
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  • Luke Fuller, Karst, 2021
    Luke Fuller
    Karst, 2021
    Stoneware, Porcelain & Refractory Concrete
    48 H x 60 W x 45 D cm
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  • Luke Fuller, Ecopoiesis II, 2021
    Luke Fuller
    Ecopoiesis II, 2021
    Stoneware & Porcelain
    36 H x 43 W x 36 D cm
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  • Luke Fuller, Ecopoiesis III, 2021
    Luke Fuller
    Ecopoiesis III, 2021
    Stoneware & Porcelain
    35 H x 43 W x 43 D cm
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  • Luke Fuller, Regolith II, 2021
    Luke Fuller
    Regolith II, 2021
    Stoneware & Porcelain
    62 H x 64 W x 52 D cm
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  • Luke Fuller, Lode, 2021
    Luke Fuller
    Lode, 2021
    Stoneware & Porcelain
    60 H x 63 W x 47 D cm
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  • Luke Fuller, Pertho, 2021
    Luke Fuller
    Pertho, 2021
    Stoneware & Porcelain
    37 H x 51 W x 42 D cm
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  • Luke Fuller, Rift, 2021
    Luke Fuller
    Rift, 2021
    Stoneware & Porcelain
    25 H x 32 W x 29 D cm
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  • Luke Fuller, Sub-Terra, 2021
    Luke Fuller
    Sub-Terra, 2021
    Stoneware & Porcelain
    28 H x 40 W x 31 D cm
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  • Luke Fuller, Xeric, 2021
    Luke Fuller
    Xeric, 2021
    Stoneware & Porcelain
    52 H x 65 W x 43 D cm
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  • Luke Fuller, Bond (Pair), 2020
    Luke Fuller
    Bond (Pair), 2020
    Stoneware
    12.5 H x 12.5 W x 13 D cm each
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  • Luke Fuller, Quoins, 2020
    Luke Fuller
    Quoins, 2020
    Stoneware
    15 H x 76 W x 15 D cm
    Each is approx: 15 H x 15 D x 15 W cm
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  • Luke Fuller, Diabase, 2020
    Luke Fuller
    Diabase, 2020
    Stoneware
    55 H x 45 W x 43 D cm
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