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Ferri Farahmandi

BORN:
Iran

LIVES:
Greater London

EARLY LIFE:
Ferri grew up in a typical Persian family in a coastal town in the south of Iran, surrounded by barren land and a harsh desolate coastline. She came from a creative environment and enjoyed exploring multiple media particularly clay. However, the priority was to gain an academic education followed by marriage and family so it wasn’t until moving to England and raising her children that her artistic career began.

EDUCATION:
1969 - Teacher Training Course Shiraz, Iran
1995 - City and Guilds Creative Studies, Part One-Ceramics, Harrow College.
1997 - City and Guilds Creative Studies, Part Two-Ceramics, Harrow College.
Ceramics BA Hons, University of Westminster

AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS:
2015 - Publication: Summer Place Auction Catalogue
2014 - Publication: Summer Place Auction Catalogue
2013 - Award: Passion For Freedom Award 2013
2013 - Publication: American ceramic magazine, Ceramics Art and Perception (four page article)
2012 - Publication: Spanish ceramic magazine, Terr Art (cover picture and four page article)
2011 - Publication: Hand Made in Britain (Inside book: Title page and also 2 page feature)

MEDIUMS USED IN WORK:
Her work is hand built using stoneware and porcelain clay, and is fired in an electric kiln at temperatures of up to 1260 degrees C.

SUBJECTS OF WORK:
Ferri has always been interested in nature, and its influence is evident in her work. She is particularly drawn to the human form where she feel the wealth of expression and possibilities are limitless. In her current work which is predominantly sculpture, she is examining how society restricts our lives, demonstrating the boundaries to our freedom. She is exploring this theory through the female form which she feels allows for greater communication of both emotional and physical nuances. She hand builds using coiling technique, and her pieces are finished by burnishing, followed by smoke firing. This process infuses the surface of her sculptures with captivating visual textures and delicate patterns.

EXHIBITIONS:
She has exhibited widely in London and the South East.

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