Lucy Copleston

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

Lucy Copleston was born in Suffolk in 1946 and lived a rural and somewhat nomadic life until becoming a student at the Royal College of Art in 1967. Her grandfather, the landscape painter Stanley Royle and her mother, also a landscape painter, both strongly influenced her approach to creativity which is founded in drawing and the fine arts. This was further strengthened by eight years of full time training at three art colleges. Design is the pivotal dictate of Lucy’s work which reflects a fascination for the organic and natural world. She views jewellery as a magical element in life, and death, in much the same way that people of the ancient world did. This partly explains her attraction to precious materials which has endured throughout the 40 years since she was first introduced to metal as an art form. Wedding and engagement rings form the majority of her commissioned work and a comprehensive range of stock items are always available to purchase from.

Education:

1967 – 70 Royal College of Art - Master of Design RCA 1964 - 67 Loughborough College of Art - Diploma in Art & Design , Upper II Hons 1962 – 64 Mansfield College of Art, Nottinghamshire

Exhibitions:

Mostyn, Llandudno, North Wales, 'Coast' exhibition 2016. 2015 'Ringleaders' exhibition, Pyramid Gallery, Stonegate, York. 2005 Gilbert Collection Shop, Somerset House, London 2004 Albany Gallery, Cardiff 2001 Broughton Gallery, Lanarkshire 1999 Craftsman Gallery, Monmouth 1996 Broughton Gallery, Lanarkshire 1995 Oriel Myrddin group exhibition ‘Most Splendrous Things’ 1994 Country Works Gallery, Montgomery, Powys Crafts Council group exhibition ‘What Is Jewellery?’ 1993 Goldsmiths Fair, London Broughton Gallery, Lanarkshire 1992 Craft and Design Gallery, Leeds City Art Gallery 1991 Coach House Gallery, Caerphilly The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh Bodelwyddan Castle, North Wales 1990 Ombersley Gallery, Worcestershire 1990 Model House, Llantrisant Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth 1989 New Asghate Gallery, Surrey Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool Ashdown Gallery, Sussex 1988 Mid Penine Arts Association Courtyard Gallery, Cheltenham 1987 Goldsmiths Fair, London 1986 ‘Design Review’, Design Centre, Glasgow 1986 Goldsmiths Fair, London 1985 ‘Design Review’, Design Centre, London 1984 Welsh Arts Council Touring Exhibition 1982 Rufford Craft Centre, Nottinghamshire 1980 The Northern Artists Gallery, Harrogate, Yorks. 1970 Design Centre ‘Silver for the ‘70’s’


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    Woods in Snow Pendant

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    Laura's ring

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    ‘Deco’ ring

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    ‘Mermaid’ ring

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    ‘Waterline’ ring

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    ‘Neptune’ ring

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    ‘Batwing’ ring

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    ‘Lilac Tree’ pendant

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    ‘Mother Moon’ necklace

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    ‘Autumn Moon’ pendant

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    'Undine' pendant

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