Friday, 24 August 2007
Whilst I am a fan of ceramics which draw on its rich and varied history,very occasionally something comes out of left field which surprises me. Lesa Farrant is a potter who lives south of Adelaide in South Australia whose work draws from "lowbrow" craft with beautiful results.With a slip-trailing method which echoes the repetitive nature of ladies "home-crafts" she fashions miniature baskets which have only the remotest relationship with the ceramic milieu. These pieces are generally at the most ,two inches tall. It is as if they were made by ants.These pieces demand scrutiny or otherwise can easily be overlooked.They somehow speak about the domestic in a particularly feminine way.These images are the only ones at hand.I will post some better ones anon.