Meet The Maker | Lisa Firer

Lisa Firer Design is a small-scale ceramic design studio based in Cape Town, South Africa that works with the uniqueness that high fired porcelain clay develops through the hand making and firing process.

Established in 1996, they slab-build using textured and coloured porcelain. Lisa’s designs reference fabric, patchwork, paper and origami, embossing and debossing; light and layering. Textiles are a huge inspiration. Their work is made of thin hand-rolled slabs of clay with patches, textures, seams and layering. You could say they sew their vessels.

Their lovingly created ceramics align with the increasing value of the carefully considered hand-made object. The mark and energy of the maker is transferred into the work, and through the tactility of the medium, into the hands of the recipient: a conversation through clay.

Lisa Firer Design produces their own collections of vessels and lighting and in addition make bespoke work for a variety of clients including architects, interior designers and corporates. 

Shop the collection here.