Concentus presents new work from willow sculptor Lizzie Farey and glass and porcelain artist Antoine Leperlier.
Lizzie Farey’s intricate structures capture a still moment, a distillation and order. Intimate forms provide a hint of the process of creation. Our eye can follow the artist’s hand, the choices made in twisting and turning this flexible medium.
‘My work engages with nature. I focus on recreating the essence of natural form through the medium of willow, larch, ash, hazel and other locally grown woods. Influences from Japan continue to inspire my attempts to capture the simplicity, practicality and beauty of the materials.’ - Lizzie Farey.
Antoine Leperlier started an apprenticeship in 1968 under the watchful eye of his Grandfather François Décorchemont - a master of the glass technique pâte de verre. Antoine is represented in over thirty major international glass collections, and has won a number of international awards. Exploring the similarities and differences between glass and ceramic; his works often combine both materials.
'Glass is an amorphous structure subject to flow and reversibility, whilst the ceramic material as static and irreversible. I am currently exploring the symbolic dimension of their individual physio-chemical characteristics.' - Antoine Leperlier.
Concentus2017willowH:90cm W:94cmPrice on ApplicationPhotograph: Warren Sanders