At the end of 2021 I spent two days by Loch Awe installing my first ever tiled fireplace in the dining room of an extraordinary building designed by Denizen Works. The fireplace is positioned in the main dining area of the house alongside a dining table and lighting by South African designer Gregor Jenkin. The design […]

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It is with huge pleasure that I can announce a new commission in collaboration with digital artist Sam Healy for the Stepping in Screen at Aberdeen Music Hall, co-commissioned by Aberdeen Performing Arts and New Media Scotland’s Alt-w Fund with investment from Creative Scotland. “Motifs from the realm of decorative art and design dance and […]

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Artefact with Cavaliero Finn – Design Centre Chelsea Harbour 10th to the 15th May 2022 “Cavaliero Finn is proud to be returning to the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour for the second edition of Artefact, organised as part of London Craft Week and open daily from 10.00am until 5.30pm from the 10th – 15th of May […]

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I will be taking part in the Abbeymount open studio weekend 4th & 5th of June. This will be the first open studio in over two years and I am really looking forward to welcoming visitors into Unit 8. There will be lots of new projects to share and a small collection of works for […]

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I am very honoured to be amongst the five finalists in the John Smedley Craft Prize in association with QEST. “The John Smedley Craft Prize in partnership with The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust seeks to inspire and nurture British craftspeople who have honed exceptional skills across any discipline and who produce beautiful objects using traditional […]

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I will be presenting new work from the Kirkcaldy Patterns series at Collect 2022 with Cavaliero Finn at Somerset House, 24th – 27th February 2022 Join me with Cavaliero Finn at 4 pm on Sunday 27th February for an informal talk and Q&A about the work. “Frances discusses her latest work presented by Cavaliero Finn […]

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Collection|Kirkcaldy Patterns i, is now installed in the Edinburgh Hematology Centre as part of a curated scheme of works commissioned by Edinburgh & Lothian Health Foundation and Round Table Projects. The work explores the industrial heritage of the Firth of Forth, through research into museum collections and archives relating to the prolific heritage of Kirkcaldy, […]

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I am grateful to Sarah Rothwell, Senior Curator at National Museums Scotland, for writing a paper on my work for The Decorative Arts Society Journal 2021 The paper explores my practice through three works held in the National Museum of Scotland collection and The Tiled Corridor, a work commissioned by Edinburgh & Lothian Health Foundation […]

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I am thrilled to share news that I have been awarded a QEST Scholarship to undertake a period of training and research with heritage tile manufactures Craven Dunnill Jackfield. Work will commence on this project in January 2021  – www.qest.org.uk “The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) funds the education of talented and aspiring craftspeople through traditional college courses, apprenticeships or one-to-one training with master […]

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Film makers Cro & Kow have recently made a series of films about residents at Abbeymount Studios. It was a pleasure to welcome them into the studio with their cameras to create this short film documenting some of the work I have been making during this unusual year.  www.croandkow.com

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