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.