15lf Curly Wurly Bowl, Lizzie Farey, contorted hazel and heather, 13" x 20" x 20", 2012, $2,800
9lf Marag, Lizzie Farey, willow, wax and galloway pebble, 16.5" x 11.5" x 11.5", 2006, $1,800
7lf Willow Form
52.5" x 16" x 11", 2001, $1,900
6lf Lime and Willow Tall Form
branches of lime and willow
44" x 8" x 8", 2000
14lf Sisters, Lizzie Farey, willow, 42.5" x 17.5" x 12", 2011, $2,900
10lf Spirit of Air, Lizzie Farey, ash, wax and galloway pebble, 43" x 43" x 9", 2008, $3,500
photo by Shannon Tofts
9lf 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).
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.