Lesley Farrell

I create ceramic vessel forms using traditional coiling and pinch construction methods. The pieces are double walled, creating the illusion of density, with delicate surface patterns sourced from vintage lace.

I am interested in exploring how traces of the past can be held and recalled through hand-made objects. The process I use to transfer the surface pattern relies on the touch of the original fabric, which once removed leaves an impression or ‘afterimage’. The work alludes to the former life of the lace and absence of the persons who owned and made it.

Website: https://www.lesleyfarrell.co.uk