The workmanship of risk is very important to Fairbank's work. She constructs a space with clear perimeters where research, play and discovery is possible. Here Fairbank can experiment, fail and change her mind. Small scale production is how she approaches both pottery and installation work, working in series, a method that encourages subtle observation within a theme, resulting in objects of thoughtful acts bound to time and place. The studio is one of the last autonomous zones, it is what makes the field of art progressive and dynamic.
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