Artist-designer Lucie Libotte was born in Brussels in 1986. She studied at Central St Martin’s, University of the Arts London from 2008 to 2014, earning both her Bachelor’s (2011) and Master’s (2014) degrees in textile design. In 2012, while still a student, Libotte interned for Dutch fashion designer Iris Van Herpen in Amsterdam and artist Bart Hess in Eindhoven.
From 2013 to 2014, Libotte worked as a studio assistant for artist Peter Ibruegger and the Pom Pom Factory in London; she was also an external teacher in workshops at her alma mater. In 2014, she worked as a textile designer under Sophie Rowley at Studio Toogood in London. She also collaborated with designers Kim Coleman and Tour de Force for costumes for Scottish band Franz Ferdinand’s 2014 tour.
Libotte opened her own studio in London in 2014; she works between London, France, and Belgium. Material exploration and notions of the ephemeral drive her work, which spans textiles, drawing, design, video, photography, and installations. Standout projects include Dust Matter(s) (2014), a series of vessels to which Libotte applied dust as a glaze; the resulting pieces challenge general perceptions of a quotidian material.
Libotte’s work has been exhibited broadly, including, but not limited to: London Design Week (2011), Brussels Design (2012), the 6th namaTREba Biennial (Bosnia, 2014), the Home show at Science Gallery (Dublin, 2015), and as part of Earth Matters at Artipelag (Sweden, 2015). In spring 2015, Libotte was a ceramic artist in residence at the Künstlerhaus Stadttöpferei Neumünster in Germany; she was also selected as “one to watch” by the London Design Council.