Lydia specialised in ceramics and casting at Grymsdyke Farm during 2013 and 2014. As part of her Part 2 Master of Architecture at Westminster University, her thesis project ‘The Manhattan Tea House’ developed tessellating ceramic components to create a stacked wall of interlocking cups. Complicated plaster molds were created from bespoke CNC milled foam pieces. The project explored slip casting and glazing both porcelain and stoneware clay to create ceramic modules from a single useable cup, to single, double and triple cup blocks, created and fired using the workshops and kiln at the Farm.
Lydia now undertakes freelance architectural design work whilst continuing to pursue her interest in making and ceramics in collaboration with Grymsdyke Farm.