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.

Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

T material and porcelain, porcelain slip, burnished and smoke fired, 44cms high Photo: Maria Riese

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

Description as previous image Photo Maria Riese

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

T material and porcelain, porcelain slip, burnished and smoked, 42 cms high Photo Maria Riese

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

Description as previous image Photo Maria Riese

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

T maetrial and porcelain, porcelain slip, burnished and smoke fired, 45 cms high Photo: Maria Riese

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

Burnished and pit fired

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

Burnished and pit fired

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

Burnished and pit fired

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

Large pot, multiple firings, 41cms high

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

large vessel, multiple firings 43cms high SOLD

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

Small burnished, smoke fired vessels

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

Small burnished, smoke fired vessels

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

2 x small round pots with smoked rims, burnished and smoke fired 1 small black and 1 grey round pot burnished and smoke fired

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

small and larger white pots with smoked rims, burnished and smoke fired

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

White pot with smoked rim, burnished smoke fired

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

Burnished, smoke fired vessel

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

Burnished, smoke fired vessel

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

3 x burnished, smoke fired vessels

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

Crank clay body, pinched and coiled, textured, slips, oxides and underglaze colours

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

Smoke fired dish

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

White stoneware body, pinched and coiled, textured, slips, oxide and underglaze colour

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

White stoneware body, pinched,and coiled, textured, slips, oxide and underglaze

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

White stoneware body, pinched and coiled, textured, slips, oxide and underglaze colour

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

White stoneware body, pinched, underglaze, slips and oxides

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

white stoneware body, burnished, pinched, underglaze, slips and oxides and larger pot pinched and coiled, crank clay body, slips, oxides and underglaze colours

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

Burnished, white stoneware body, pinched, underglaze, slips and oxides

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

Textured pot, pinched and coiled, crank clay body, slips,oxides and underglaze colours

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Wendy Farley ceramics
Wendy Farley ceramics

Textured pot, pinched and coiled, crank clay body, slips, oxides and underglaze colours

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