Lucy Baxandall is a papermaker and book artist based in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, and in London for teaching. She has worked as a financial journalist, jewellery designer/maker, translator and teacher of French, German and art in the UK and the USA.
From 2008 to 2010, she was artist in residence at John Mason School in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, and remained at JMS as an art teacher until 2011.
After returning to London from Oxford, she taught at the London Centre for Book Arts, and now teaches 2D and 3D papermaking at Morley College and West Dean College. She also runs papermaking and book arts workshops for groups and individuals at her studio in Berwick and around the UK, and occasionally translates for academic publications.
The move north in 2018 has allowed her to open a bricks and mortar shop, Tidekettle Paper, alongside her studio at 16 Bridge Street, Berwick.
2005 MFA, Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College Chicago
1997 PGCE, Modern Languages (French and German), Queen's University of Belfast
1987 CNAA Postgraduate Diploma, Modern Chinese (Mandarin), Ealing College of Higher Education
1986 BA Hons Modern Languages (MA 1997), St. John's College, University of Oxford
2017 Morley College at Holborn Library, London, November
2016 Kingsgate Workshops Winter Show, London, December
Art on the Move (group show), Jam Factory, Oxford, November/December
Dis locate, Magdalen Road Studios/Ridgeway VW Garage, Oxford, May/June
Nature and Diversity IAPMA Members' Show, Brasilia, Brazil, August - October
2015 BABE, Arnolfini, Bristol, April
Absence and Presence, Al-Mutanabbi Street printmaking project, various
2014 Turn the Page, Forum, Norwich, May
IAPMA Members' Show, Fabriano, Italy, July/August
Fabric of the Land (group show), Aberdeen, September/October
Where Does the Line Take Us? (group show), North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford, October/November
Microtopia Christmas Showcase (group show), Kingsgate Workshops Trust, London, December
2013 IAPMA Art and Soul of Paper, Mandell's Gallery and Anteros Arts, Norwich
Turn the Page, Forum, Norwich
Desert in Bloom Biennale, The Artists' House, Beersheba, Israel
Microtopia, Kingsgate Gallery, London
2012 Magdalen Road Studios Artweeks Exhibition, Oxford
Kingsgate Workshops Trust Winter Print Show
Off the S(h)elf, Stockwell Studios
2011 Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, New York and US tour
Magdalen Road Studios Spring Show, Oxford
2010 06 Gallery, Abingdon, Hold On (solo show, installation)
Cowley Road Workshop, Oxford, Temptation (group show)
Magdalen Road Studios, Oxford, Artweeks
St John's College, Oxford, BarnArt 2010 (group show)
2009 06 Gallery, Abingdon, Channel and Block (solo show)
St John's College, Oxford, BarnArt 2009 (group show)
2008 Owl and Lion Gallery, Edinburgh, Artists' Books Exhibition (group show)
O3 Gallery, Oxford, Tell me a Picture (group show) REVIEW
OVADA Gallery, Oxford, BID The Big Art Auction (in aid of Magdalen Road Studios)
2007 Vespine Gallery, Chicago, FireWorks (solo show)
Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Another Story (group show)
Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts, Action/Interaction : Book/Art (in conjunction with book arts conference)
2006 Dorothea Theil Gallery, South Suburban College, South Holland, Illinois, After Words (group show)
2005 Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, Signatures (MFA thesis show)
Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, Hooked Up (collaborative letterpress show)
Northwest Arts Center, Minot State University, North Dakota, America 2000: Paper Works 2005 (group show)
2004 Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, Tenth Anniversary Exhibition (group show)
September 2008-July 2010 Artist in Residence, John Mason School, Abingdon
August/September 2014 Case Riva Retreat, Chiaverano, Italy
2018 Tutor, Introduction to Western Papermaking, Barber Institute of Art, University of Birmingham
2017-present, Tutor, 2D and 3D papermaking, West Dean College, West Sussex
2014-present, Tutor, 2D and 3D papermaking, Morley College, London
2012-present, workshops at studio, elsewhere by invitation (recent clients include East London Printmakers, AGWSD, Southbank School, Hampstead and several London and Northumberland schools. Specific project assistance for artists in other fields.
2012-2013, London Centre for Book Arts, papermaking
September 2008-July 2011 Art and design, John Mason School, Abingdon
2005-2007 SmartFamilies workshops for Smart Museum of Art, Blackstone Library, Chicago
John Mason School
Ibrahim Muteferrika Paper Museum, Yalova, Turkey
2012 Featured in 1,000 Artists' Books by Sandra Salamony, Peter and Donna Thomas
2013 Featured in In Praise of Beautiful Books compiled by Caroline Mornement, BCF Books
2022 Papermaking, Crowood Press
Lucy's work springs from the following concerns and ideas:
- The accumulation of memory through the imagery of geological sedimentation. The role of language in this process.
- Definitions of home and community, and the influence of landscape on identity.
- The containment of emotional processes so that they are visible but crystallised or fossilised.
- Tangible representations of how we now gather and filter information.
- Human attempts to control the uncontrollable.
Media are handmade and reclaimed/recycled paper, traditional bookbinding materials, found objects, image transfer, various surface treatments and text.