In amongst the political strife that faces the world at present, Lucy Bucknall’s work provides empathy and hope in its creation and intent. She is known for her technique, using phosphor bronze sheet and rod, gas welded and hand shaped to fabricate unique one-off pieces. These lovingly-crafted animal works are accessible and humanising, and immediately appeal to all.
Bucknall was born in the UK, but has been based in New Zealand since 1998. Having studied for an art diploma at Solihull Technical College and a Batchelor of Fine Art degree with Honours from Bath Academy of Art, she went on to become apprentice to acclaimed British sculptor and war hero A.E.Sean Crampton who specialised in the art of bronze welding. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group sculpture shows, where she has been awarded several accolades including The McConnell Family Supreme Award at Sculpture in the Gardens for 2011/12 and has work in public and private collections throughout New Zealand and overseas.