Wendy Farley - Christmas exhibition and Black and White exhibition
Wendy is a ceramic artist and teacher working from her studio in West Sussex.
Her work is hand built, mostly coiled and pinched with some slab work. Inspiration comes from everything she sees but particularly from the sea, nature and ethnographical art and craft.
She has always been interested in simplicity and purity of form using smoke firing as a technique to enhance shape allowing for balance between the control one can inflict and the accidental markings from smoke and fire.
Texture and colour feature in some work as a contrast to burnished areas and the natural smokey colours.
Wendy's recent work has moved away from burnishing by using a heavily textured crank body with oxides, underglazes and slips firing to mid stoneware temperatures.
1 small black and 1 grey round pot burnished and smoke fired