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Lizzie Farey
Born: 1962, Singapore

Lizzie Farey

15lf Curly Wurly Bowl, Lizzie Farey, contorted hazel and heather, 13" x 20" x 20", 2012

Lizzie Farey 9lf MARAG
Lizzie Farey
willow, wax and galloway pebble

16.5" x 11.5" x 11.5"
Lizzie Farey Lizze Farey 7lf WILLOW FORM
Lizzie Farey
52.5" x 16" x 11", 2001, $1,900

Lizzie Farey
branches of lime and willow
44" x 8" x 8", 2000

Lizzie Farey 14lf Sisters
Lizzie Farey
42.5" x 17.5" x 12", 2011
Lizzie Farey
10lf SPIRIT OF AIR, Lizzie Farey, ash, wax and galloway pebble, 43" x 43" x 9", 2008, $3,500                                                                                                                                                photo by Shannon Tofts
lizzie farey detail9lf detail MARAG
Selected collections and exhibition venues:
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England; National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh (The Cutting Edge; permanent collection); Scotland House, Brussels, Belgium; Crafts Council, London, UK (Contemporary International Basketmaking, traveling exhibition); National Craft Museum, Kilkenny, Ireland (European Baskets, traveling exhibition); Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (Visual Art Scotland); Hove Museum & Art Gallery, UK (East Weaves West-- Basketry from Japan and Britain, traveling exhibition); Oxford Gallery, UK (Contemporary British Baskets); Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, UK; Sotheby’s, London, UK (Contemporary Decorative Art); New York, New York (The Unexpected); Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, Scotland; City Art Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland (Spirit of Air, solo, traveling exhibition).
lizzie farey detail4lf detail WILLOW BALL
Having lived in Galloway since 1986, the inspiration for my work comes from the inherent qualities found in the natural materials around me. Much of my work is experimental and pushes out the boundaries of traditional technique. For me willow has become a medium of interaction that is deeply personal. I see my baskets as reminders of the intense pleasure of nature – the thing you find very rarely – a place and a time which is universal and which is with you forevermore
                                                                                                                   Lizzie Farey
Lizzie Farey

Pushing the Boundaries --
new work by the Scottish Basketmaker's Circle

January 12 - March 2, 2008

The Hub
National Centre for Craft & Design

Navigation Wharf
Carre Street, Sleaford

Lincolnshire, NG34 7TW, United Kingdom
Telephone: 01529-308710
Fax: 01529-308711

Lizzie Farey
branches of dogwood and willow

10" x 16" x 16", 2001

Pushing the Boundaries demonstrates that basketry is capable of inspiring and contributing to the dynamic and burgeoning Scottish contemporary craft scene. Pushing Boundaries features work by 20 artists including Lizzie Farey and the late Valerie Pragnell. Textual, tactile works – rooted in naturally grown traditional materials, yet embracing man made fibres and ‘found’ objects, Pushing the Boundaries presents evocative shapes and imagery, delicate and lyrical forms – structures and ideas that extend the perception of what constitutes basketmaking today.

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