HERE’S THE DISH
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.