A curious mind

At The Ode To we are always curious to learn more about creativity and artistry, so we asked ceramic artist Elizabeth Lewis to tell us a little bit about her life, her art and her sources of inspiration.

What have you called your series of artworks?

– It’s called Curiosity Garden. Together, these works create a feeling of what you might find in a curiosity cabinet or in a sculpture garden. Or both.

How would you describe your art and aesthetics in three words?

– Balanced, explorative, biomorphic.

Elizabeth Lewis Handmade Sculpture Unique Vase Artist Studio

Can you tell us about your background and how you came to be an artist?

– Throughout my childhood, I always did art just for the fun of it. I started my professional career as a makeup artist, but then I began studying Fine Arts in Sydney. Luckily, I enrolled in ceramics courses by chance, which I learned to love. I graduated fine arts in 2020 with minors in ceramics and painting, which both heavily feed into my practice today.

What inspires you?

– The series that I have created for The Ode To is inspired by the meeting of architecture and natural forms of fauna and flora. These aspects, when merged, form a dream-like portrait of our constantly changing environment, and ourselves as a reflection of that environment. I’m also inspired by Hilma af Klint, especially for her open creative process and her use of colour.

What we love about Elizabeth Lewis:

There’s something dream-like, quirky, and almost bizarre about Elizabeth Lewis’ art, that never fails to put a smile on our faces.