Frances Smith Ceramics

Frances Smith Ceramics

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Frances Smith Ceramics

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Frances Smith Ceramic Artist

There is a joy in clay that I try to set free.

Frances works mainly with porcelain clays which she wheel throws and hand decorates in beautifully simple black line work.

Fran also uses bold under-glaze colours in a wood-cut style which she augments with coloured lustres in a third firing.

Fran creates large one-off sculptural pieces which are generally created on the wheel, their shape altered and then finally the surface is incised to produce a sculptural relief.

In the past, Fran created elegant, traditional ceramic forms with the beautiful Celadon and Chun glazes.