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In­tro­duced in Fe­bru­ary 2018, the Tren­ery Guild is a col­lab­o­ra­tive project that part­ners Tren­ery with some of SA’s lead­ing artists and ar­ti­sans. Each creative has been asked to in­ter­pret and cel­e­brate the life­style brand’s an­chors of pre­mium fab­ri­ca­tion, unique prints, ex­cel­lent crafts­man­ship and con­sid­ered qual­ity through a com­mis­sioned art­work and in-store ac­ti­va­tion. Cape Town-based ce­ram­i­cist Lisa Firer (right) is well known for her porce­lain works, made through a han­drolled, slab-build­ing process. For the Tren­ery Guild Oc­to­ber ac­ti­va­tion, Firer has cre­ated an ex­quis­ite oc­ca­sional jew­ellery dish. ‘I’m truly hon­oured to have been a part of this ini­tia­tive,’ she says, ‘as I’ve al­ways been in­ter­ested in fab­rics and so much of my work is a com­ing to­gether of pieces. There’s a lay­er­ing of form and a mak­ing of the twodi­men­sional into the three­d­i­men­sional – not un­like the cre­ation of a gar­ment.’ She was in­spired by a fabric from Tren­ery’s Oc­to­ber Edit col­lec­tion, in which a strong black-and-white print is used across the range. ‘The way [Firer] has in­ter­preted the Tren­ery print is re­ally spe­cial,’ says Tren­ery head de­signer Jane Grimme. ‘She ac­tu­ally made a sten­cil of print and rolled this into the porce­lain, cre­at­ing a dou­ble im­pres­sion of tex­ture and print.’ The Lisa Firer x Tren­ery dish, which can be used for jew­ellery or as an or­na­ment, is avail­able as a gift with pur­chase at se­lected Tren­ery stand­alone stores around the coun­try from 18 Oc­to­ber 2018.

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