Lucy’s design has been inspired by the sight of majestic long-limbed hares darting about the fields of Aberdeenshire in the spring.

There is a wildness, purity and enduring quality to hares indicating how rooted they are to the environment. Despite intensive farming and the challenging weather conditions we have in Scotland, these creatures demonstrate remarkable resilience. Lucy believes they should be given reverence just as the Picts revered creatures important to them in integrate stone carvings.

Lucy Jean Thomson is an artist and designer who studied ceramics at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen. She has worked as a secondary teacher in Edinburgh, Nepal, and Essex and as a visiting art and design teacher in Aberdeenshire, Angus and Dundee.

Throughout her career she has exhibited widely in Scotland with Aberdeen Art Gallery and Peacock Printmakers in Aberdeen among the many venues. Although she initially studied ceramics, her interest in developing her art skills is continuous.

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The Big Hop Trail sees hare sculptures designed and created by some of the country’s most talented artists. After the event, the large hare sculptures will be sold at a charitable auction, with the net proceeds raised for Clan Cancer Support.

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