Frieda Pereira

Frieda Pereira’s love of gardening is reflected in her most recent pieces with black peonies, poppies and other flora against a creamy white backdrop.

June 24, 2022 | | Back Issues

Ceramic artist Frieda Pereira bakes a deep sense of place into each bowl, cup and vase she pulls from the kiln. Celadon, coral and blue vessels mimic the woven baskets of her childhood home in Uganda. To achieve the basket-weave texture, she uses a technique called sgraffito – meaning “scratched” in Italian – on the surface of the porcelain. Frieda attributes her recent work in part to her Palgrave surroundings – she moved from Toronto in 2019. She uses similar etching techniques to set black peonies, poppies and other flora against a creamy white backdrop. Gardening has been a passion of hers since childhood. “I was always going to parks and taking little cuttings to try rooting them at home.” Watch the Sheridan College-trained artist’s Instagram page for news on shows with Headwaters Arts and others. @friedapereiraceramics

Flow 7″ x 4″ x 3.5″ and Teapot in Celadon 11″ x 5.4″ x 4″ ~ by Frieda Pereira

In the Garden 5″ x 3.5″ x 3.5″ ~ by Frieda Pereira

Longing 8″ x 5″ x 5″ and In Abundance 11″ x 5″ x 5″ and Untitled 4.5″ x 3.5″ x 3″~ by Frieda Pereira

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