Fliff Carr is a designer and maker of simple yet refined ceramic tableware and interior products. Fliff has worked with clay in her studio in north London for the last 16 years, having studied ceramics at City Lit in London. She previously worked as a make up artist for film and television.
Fliff’s finely thrown and hand rolled work is an eclectic mix of whimsical, often surprising pieces. An irregular rim or extended handle lend a sense of lively fluidity and delicacy to the work.
Fliff uses white earthenware clay, embossed, stamped or inlaid with subtle shades of coloured slip, underglazes and textures from vintage fabrics and found objects. Dark lines, thinly drawn or inscribed designs unify and provide a common motif in Fliff’s understated, contemporary aesthetic.
Inspired by her love of collected objects Fliff uses artefacts and fragments of a past narrative as a constant inspiration for her work. She references details from fields as diverse as book illustration, cathedral glass, graffiti, machinery, masonry and lace which inform the texture, shape and imagery present in her collection.
“I am drawn to the idea of collecting and like to design and display things in groups. My use of gold adds to the notion of ‘treasure’, of found objects that are precious.”
THE WEIGHT OF UNCERTAINTY The Weight of Uncertainty 1 & 2 were a personal practice, a private, internal response to two of the National lockdowns. These groups of vessels are historic bodies of work by Fliff Carr which are destined for a permanent collection. We are very fortunate to have WOU 2 in the window of The Merchant’s Table when the Government has just lifted all restrictions.