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Crafty Creatives – Lost & Foundry

23 August 2015 No Comment

Armed with duster and drill, Maxine Michaelides of Lost & Foundry gives “world-weary and discarded objects” a new life as curious lighting. Here she invites us into her silly ceramic world…

Lost & Foundry upcycled lighting

Why should people check out your work? 

There is a lot of humour, intrigue and nostalgia in my work. Customers delight in the silliness or the curious combinations in some of my assemblages or are reminded of a favourite toy as a child. People seem to react with happy noises when they see my lights and that can only be a good thing.

Lost & Foundry upcycled lighting

Where do you show and sell your creations?

I sell at lots of shops around the UK including Vine Street Vintage and Workshop Living in Brighton, Lion Street store and Four Doors in Rye, Woo Woo Boutique in Brixton, Bermondsey Fayre Bermondsey, Wickle in Lewes and at various shows in London including Hackney Flea and Renegade, as well as through my website. I also exhibit and sell at Brighton’s Dynamite Gallery where I will be having a one-month show with Salty De Soufflé, with a private view on Friday 28 August at 6:30pm.

Lost & Foundry upcycled lighting

What personal piece are you most proud of?

I have made over a thousand lights now and I love them all! I think probably that I am most enjoying ‘The Truncated Messiah’ at the moment.

Lost & Foundry upcycled lighting

Do you collect anything?

Too many things to even begin. Thankfully though now that I make lighting most things have a short life on my shelves. They are enjoyed for a time and then they are illuminated and someone else gets to enjoy them!

Do you have a website? 

I do – it’s www.lostandfoundry.co.uk

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