Freya Bramble-Carter is a London-based ceramics artist, known for creating contemporary designs, often strongly inspired by a balancing flow of femininity and masculinity, appreciative of the power of nature and the universe we live in. Freya combines her lifestyle of imagining and working with clay as well as her life experiences and personal philosophies of changing delusion and enjoyment in one. She tries to live in the most authentic way true for her, to learn about life and expand.
Freya’s work ranges from fine homewares including plates and bowls to large outdoor sculptural pieces, water features for interior or outdoor spaces. Applying her talent to artisan glazes and handcrafting unique silhouettes, Freya's limited-edition pieces are designed to elevate and be a character of awe often by beauty and tactile appeal.
Before studying fine art at Chelsea College of Arts, Freya learned the craft of clay under her father Chris Bramble's guidance, and then built on this through teaching, but often enjoys the process of ‘unlearning’ the rules when it comes to making her own pieces. She relishes how you can do anything with clay, the fluidity of moulding and letting go. Every nuance of one’s touch and movement flows through the clay and imprints. Her awareness of this is a helpful tool, as clay is a teacher on many levels. Having always felt a strong physical connection to nature and growing up with clay at her fingertips, Freya allows flow and freedom in her work as well as some structure and strength. She believes in creating pieces that ‘impart with a piece of my soul’, that can become a spark of energy in the home.
Crown the Clown Collection by Freya Bramble-Carter was specially crafted for the Meaning Behind Materiality exhibition with Cynthia Corbett Gallery as part of London Craft Week 2021. Her latest series, Pearl Parade, was created during her 2021-22 studio residency with Florence St. George in the Bahamas, and made a splendid debut at Collect 2022 with Cynthia Corbett Gallery. This collection was born of Freya and Florence's mutual love of the Bahamian land and sea. Using clay that they foraged three years ago from East End Grand Bahama, the artists patiently waited for the clay to mature so that they could work with it. In early 2022 Freya returned to the Islands and the two potters worked night and day for two weeks collaborating on the collection while also using a finer clay to complement their new clam-formed vases. The vases reflect the waves that crash on the sandy shores of the Bahamas, the petals and leaves that grow from the inside of the pots belly are like tongues, the voices echoing their journey. The pots are delicate, feminine yet strong and proud.
Freya Bramble-Carter is represented by Cynthia Corbett Gallery.