Lucia is a stone sculptor and maker.
She trained in stone carving with Sculptor Meic Watts in North Wales in the 1990’s. She was privileged to learn in the beautiful environment of Snowdonia; her studio was nestled in the woods with mountains and sea as a working backdrop. This relationship with nature has always been very important to her and influences her work greatly. Nature is where she feels most at peace and most resourced. Her intention is to support people in the creation of a home that feels sacred to them, that honours their needs and promotes well being.
Lucia is interested in the idea of sacred space be that in
nature, shrines, churches, temples our homes or with in our selves. This is her
inspiration when creating her altar pieces. She has always liked creating altars
and the idea of cultivating sacred space, – using anything that resonates with
her and aids connection; be that to the divine, to nature, to beauty, loved
ones and what’s important to Her at that time in her spiritual journey.
All of Lucia’s art pieces are individual and unique; an image will come and not leave Her until she has carved it. A lot of thought can go into a piece before she starts to carve. Carving shrine pieces feels like a moving meditation. She carves when in a peaceful state of mind – conscious of the thing that’s coming into creation – thinking of the stone as holding a space; as honouring the divine, just like the dedication of a large temple. She will use whichever stone calls her, whether the stone is perfect or not (she likes the feeling of using something seen as imperfect to make something beautiful).
Some of Lucia’s carvings ( like the Sri Yantra pictured ) can be used to aid spiritual practice; as contemplation tools – honouring and reflecting the divine temple within: our sacred heart space. Others are to house deities or light candles, beautifully decorative in themselves.
Lucia also creates touch
stones for grounding and connecting and other pieces of symbolic art with
metaphysical symbols to reflect your current focus and the energy you wish your
altar to generate.