Lucy Mitchell trained and worked as a chef in her former life, but even in the kitchen she had an irrepressible urge to express her creativity through sculpture.... back then the medium was margarine.
After winning a silver award for her margarine sculpture in the annual Bay of Plenty Salon Culinaire, she set off to enjoy 5 years of overseas travel. Always attuned to the artistic expressions and themes of different continents, Lucy felt especially drawn to the cultural art of Africa
Back home in New Zealand, Lucy began sculpting again, this time experimenting with Hinuera Stone to explore her own style In addition to fine tuning her skills as an artist, Lucy founded “Urbane Stone” a garden art business that won a silver award at Ellerslie Flower Show. The venture grew in size and popular appeal until it was sold as a well established business in 2008.
Close on the heels of Urbane Stone Lucy is nurturing her latest business venture Red Hot Glass. The vibrancy of colour portability and lightweight nature of glass provide a refreshing change for Lucy as she continues to explore new designs and ideas creating a fusion of African and South Pacific Cultures.