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"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." – Excerpt from The Merchants Table

“From the huge oversized Georgian bowl styles of Katrin Moye to the delicate espresso cups by Fliff Carr. We hope you find a favourite cup that is as precious to you as all the tea in China.” The Shop Floor Project presents: 'A Cupful of Craft'.

Launching on Friday 3rd December 2021

This year you can find me at the following Christmas Designer Fairs:

  • Badger's Velvet Underground at The Department Store in Brixton 20th November 2021 (10am - 5pm) to November 21st (10am - 4pm)

  • Primrose Hill Designer Sale 27th November 2021 (10am - 5pm)

More details are available below in the 'Events' feed. See you there!

After the lockdown directive on March 24rd I was struck by a phrase I heard describing “the weight of uncertainty”. I decided to translate this expression into a clay weight of 1 oz per day. 7oz in 7 days. I made a vessel everyday describing any feelings or information relevant to that day. I also wrote the date on the base of each piece.


The accumulated uncertainty over the ensuing 103 days of official lockdown are visually represented in this collection of vessels. They are all the same weight, are around 3-5 cm high and made of white and black earthenware clay. The darker clay reflecting days of darker mood. I stopped making them on July 4th when so many of the lockdown measures were lifted. 

On January 4th a third national lockdown was announced and I returned to my previous project The Weight of Uncertainty.  


This new work in progress is Part 2.  


Once again I am using 1 oz of clay  as the weight for each thrown vessel and I am making one for every day of this lockdown. The accumulating vessels represent the passing days and the weight of uncertainty felt within them. So far I have only used dark clay. 


Work In Progress

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