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Ceramics & Glass (MA)

Luke Fuller

Luke Fuller began his studies at the Royal College of Art in 2018, on the MA Ceramics & Glass course (he was awarded the Charlotte Fraser Scholarship for outstanding work). Since he completed his BA (3D Design & Craft) at the University of Brighton in 2018, he has won a number of prestigious external prizes and bursaries, including New Designer of the Year at the Business Design Centre, and Nagoya University of Art, Grand Prize. Fuller has shown work internationally at various exhibitions including Masterpiece London, British Ceramics Biennial and FOG Design+Art in San Francisco and is represented by Sarah Myerscough Gallery, London.   

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Degree Details

School of Arts & Humanities

Ceramics & Glass (MA)

Every location has its own history, culture and community, which is inherently marked by human experience. Fuller reflects upon a notion of place which is forged through industrialisation and our dependence on raw materials. 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, Fuller expresses his perceptions of landscape and the ambiguous relationship between humans and the natural environment. He manifests his thoughts and concerns through processes of construction and the physicality of making. 

He often collaborates and conducts research within industry and many rural locations, and has gained first hand knowledge and experience of the steel, mining, brick and architectural industries.

Orogen — Stoneware, 42 x 55 x 45cm

Basalt — Stoneware, 60 x 33 x 38cm, Photo: Sylvain Deleu

Regolith — Stoneware, 42 x 41 x 44cm

Untitled — Stoneware, 26 x 27 x 25cm

Outcrop — Stoneware, 41 x 49 x 29cm

Deposit — Stoneware, 32 x 31 x 31cm

Strata — Stoneware, 42 x 34cm

Core — Stoneware, 37 x 34 x 35cm

Shale — Stoneware, 40 x 52 x 25cm, Photo: Sylvain Deleu

Work in Progress

The Faults series is the result of an investigation into geological processes, and humans’ desire to control and obtain organic matter. The work produced uses a layering technique informed by sedimentary rock formations to create a combustible mould. The technique creates cracking across the outside surface of the work which is uncontrollable due to rapidly heating the clay. The human induced tension that is created in the clay could be compared to contemporary concerns towards our own environment.



Work in Progress

Arris I — Stoneware, 39.5 x 42 x 35 cm

Untitled — Stoneware, 12 x 13 x 13 cm

Untitled — Stoneware, 13 x 14 x 12cm

Bond — Stoneware, 12.5 x 25 x 13cm

Untitled — Stoneware, 18 x 22 x 17cm

Clay bricks are part of the foundation to urban society and feature in our everyday life. Bricks proliferate our architectural landscape and continue to provide the building blocks for our infrastructure. This has led to Fuller becoming fascinated with their manufacturing process, specifically hand made bricks. Hand made bricks are traditionally produced by throwing and pressing clay into wooden moulds.

The Repointing series has been informed and developed through his research into the brick making industry. The work produced pays homage to this ancient craft industry and embodies the kinetic energy used in their fabrication.



Work in Progress

Grain Silos — Situated in front of the studio

Grain Silos — Situated in front of the studio

Work in Progress

Work in Progress

Grain Silos — Situated in front of the studio

During lockdown I have reflected upon my working practice to establish the environments and methods I respond to when producing work. Lockdown has given me the time to look for a studio to suit my practice, which will give me the space to be ambitious with a new body of work I am currently producing.

The studio for me is a place for filtering, synthesising and editing information gathered, in order to understand my encounters within landscape and the perceptions I have towards industry. It allows me to explore the significance materials and processes have on shaping our environment and how the aggregation of matter, forms the physical world.

I have recently moved into a space on a working arable farm less than 30 minutes from London. The location allows me to stay connected to the capital as well as providing the opportunity to scale up future work. My initial research and experiments I conducted earlier in the year at the RCA will continue and be presented at a physical show in the near future. For all enquires please email



Charlotte Fraser Scholarship

The Charlotte Fraser Scholarship provided funding for the two years of my studies at the Royal College of Art.
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