Drift by Sydney-based designer Tom Fereday presents a dramatic series of 100 unique cast quartz glass forms, exploring the notion of natural passive finishing. Harnessing the unique finishing agent of tidal water for a collection of glass objects, Drift presents a naive exploration into natural, non-powered processes promoting a conversation of how we may better work symbiotically with nature. Each of the objects are patinated and uniquely finished by the tidal drift of the Tasman Sea. Natural abrasion of the ocean water and silica celebrates the beauty and unique variation of the natural finishing process, cycling back the origins of the glass itself to its ultimate presentation.
Opening Event: BYO cup
The opening of Drift is run in conjunction with A World We Don’t Want by Friends & Associates, and A Suggestion of a Possibility by Natalie Turnbull on the 26th of March from 6-11pm. All are welcome. However, please note that the opening event is BYO cup so please bring your own object to drink from.
Fascinated by the tension that lies between natural materials and contemporary design and manufacture, Tom Fereday develops unique designs originating from an intrinsic inquiry into the role of objects today. Built on the principle of honest design Tom Fereday’s work celebrates the materials and manufacture behind furniture and objects, guiding considered and thoughtful design outcomes that explore the notion of refined utility.
Born in Australia, Tom Fereday grew up in London, England, studying sculpture and graphic design at the Wimbledon School of Art before moving to Australia to complete an honours in Industrial Design at the University of Technology Sydney. Working across Europe and Australia Tom Fereday went on to found his sole practice in 2012. Works have been presented and published internationally through collaborations with brands including Louis Vuitton, Alessi, Stellarworks and Herman Miller and exhibited through galleries including Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Powerhouse Museum, Mint Gallery, Australian Design Centre and frequent international furniture fairs.