In July 2017 Lanyon was commissioned by Journey to Justice and Stokes Croft China to make artworks to highlight the work and life of little-known Bristol conscientious objector, and later Labour MP, Walter Ayles.
Walter Ayles was a Trade Unionist and women’s rights advocate. Imprisoned as a Conscientious Objector during the first World War, he became a Quaker and served as Labour MP for Bristol in 1923 and in 1929-1931. He came to Bristol in 1910 as secretary of the Independent Labour Party and was later elected a City Councillor for the Easton Ward, urging municipal ownership of energy and transport.
The commission included a limited edition bone china mug and A3 screenprint, available from Stokes Croft China.