Born in Oxford, Freya Douglas Ferguson lives and works in London. Driven to undertake an interdisciplinary path, she studied Glassblowing at Urban Glass in New York in 2018, Sculpture at the City and Guilds of London Art School, and then graduated in 2020 with a BA in Fine Art from the Goldsmiths University in London. She exhibited in various art spaces in London during her studies, including the 5th Base Gallery, Anish Kapoor's Studio, and Central Saint Martin's. She was recently selected as an emerging artist by the New Contemporaries project (UK).
The artist has always used a wide range of technical skills with which she undertakes creative practices that are all seemingly interconnected. Metalworking - both forging and casting, is one of Freya's predominant techniques, along with glass medium. Freya spent much of her time as a student in the bronze foundry, casting her sculptures, and, more recently, she took up a part-time job at a blacksmith workshop. For her, artisanal and traditional practices are perfectly combined with contemporary aesthetics.
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