Frieda is an emerging Toronto-based ceramic artist and recent graduate of the Ceramics Program at Sheridan. Her formal training has rekindled her passion for working with clay. Her practice encompasses sculpture, functional pottery and commissioned design work. She likes to feel the soft clay in her hands and wants the forms she makes to express that. Her process invokes tenderness and intuition, as well as boldness and spontaneity. Frieda’s work is inspired by elements of nature, inspiration for forms, textures and concepts come from her childhood experiences growing up in Uganda.
Her practice is propelled by a sense of rhythm and freedom in making. Working intuitively, she explores the shapes and colours of the natural world – from the shifting currents of rivers and lakes to the changing landscapes and parched terrains. In pushing the limits of what clay can do, she discovers different ways of making, from bold, large, geological forms to delicate sculptures adding contrast and volume to her work with each process bringing its own challenges.