Lesley Farrell creates ceramic vessel forms, hand-built using traditional coiling and pinch construction methods. The surfaces are applied using layers of vitreous slips, incorporating delicate patterns, which make aesthetic reference to the lace industry. The work alludes to the domestic realm, disrupting the manufactured multiple and returning it to the one-off and hand-made.  She is interested in the contrasts between mass manufactured objects and the making of one-off hand-built ceramics. Through her work she aims to acknowledge the historical role of women in the manufactured, artisanal artefact.

Having obtained a degree in Ceramics from Loughborough College of Art and Design, Lesley pursues a career in the gallery sector and is an establish curator alongside her studio practice. She has an MA in Photography from Nottingham Trent University and a PGCE Art and Design from the University of Brighton.


Forthcoming Shows

Current Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

  • 2021 - Thrown Contemporary Online Winter Exhibition

  • 2018/19 - 5&33 Gallery, Amsterdam, Shutterhub Open, The Encore

  • 2018 - Off-Centre Photo Festival, New Art Exchange, Nottingham

  • 2018 - Photomonth, East London International Festival of Photography, Shutterhub Open, Truman Brewery

  • 2018 - In Another Place Billboard Project, CVAN East Midlands

  • 2018 - Pioneer, Gunby Hall and Gardens, Lincolnshire

  • 2017 - Retina, Scottish International Photography Festival, The Dark Room, Edinburgh

  • 2017 - Visualising the Home, Vellum Gallery, Carlisle Photo Festival

  • 2016 - Photomonth Photo-Open, Rich Mix, London

  • 2016 - Shutter Hub Open, Novi Cambridge

  • 2015 - Uncertain States annual exhibition, East London International Photography Festival, The Art Pavilion, Mile End, London

  • 2012 - 12th EM Contemporary Art Auction, Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham