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Carefully Considered

A clay connection between ceramicist Lisa Firer and the Trenery Guild

By Gugulethu Mkhabela | October 24, 2018 | Category Design

Cape-based ceramicist, Lisa Firer joins the list of local creatives, artists, artisans and craftspeople to collaborate with the Trenery Guild. Previous collaborators include entrepreneur and founder of African luxury tea brand, Swaady Martin, artisanal parfumier, Marie Aoun, craft gin distillers, Pienaar & Son and many more.

The Trenery Guild is an innovative collaborative project that partners Trenery with some of South Africa’s leading creatives to celebrate the brand’s core values of craftsmanship, quality, and excellence. Each creative interprets Trenery’s ethos of authentic fabrication, unique print, superior knitwear, and expert tailoring—through an especially commissioned artwork or unique in-store activation. These activations include gallery-like exhibitions, tea-making ceremonies, niche scent journeys, gin tasting and much more.

Renowned for her unique porcelain vessels that are created through a hand-rolled slab-building technique—Lisa Firer's work is collected by those who have a love for finely-crafted and beautiful handwork.  

For the Trenery Guild October activation, Lisa has created a bespoke jewellery dish inspired by the brand’s limited edition, the Edit collection.

 ‘I’m truly honoured to have been a part of this initiative as I’ve been interested in fabrics all my life and so much of my work is a coming together of pieces. There’s a layering of form and a making of the two-dimensional into the three-dimensional – not unlike the creation of a garment.’

Lisa draws on the strong, geometric motif featured in the October range. The monochrome print is striking and delicate; very much reflective of Lisa’s aesthetic.

The bespoke dish can be used for jewellery or as an occasional ornament. It is available at select Trenery stores nationwide.

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