I will be opening the doors of studio 8 as part of the Abbeymount Summer Open Weekend, Saturday 1st, and Sunday 2nd June 2024, 12noon to 5pm. Expect things to look a bit messy as work in progress for a forthcoming solo show will be in full swing. For those in the mood, there will […]

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Since 2019 I have had the huge pleasure of working with Cavaliero Finn gallery, exhibiting work in extraordinary spaces across London and beyond. To coincide with London Craft Week, Juliana Cavaliero and Debra Finn are celebrating their 20th year in business with a showcase exhibition at Stockwell Studios featuring work by artists from across the […]

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At the start of the year I had the great pleasure of speaking to journalist, Dominique Corlett about my passion for ornamnet, colour, and the power of ceramic tiles to transform spaces. Read all about in the May 2024 edition of Homes & Antiques magazine.

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Collect with Cavaliero Finn Gallery 1st – 3rd March 2024 previews 28th and 29th February In April 2023 I was invited to spend a month in the Tower Studio of The Hugo Burge Foundation. No brief, no expectation, just time away from the routines and familiarity of my ceramic studio, in a peaceful rural setting in the […]

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Abbeymount Winter Open Studios, Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December, 12noon – 5pm. I will be opening the doors to studio 8 to share a collection of new small works available to purchase directly form the studio. Come along for a browse and to catch up. Contact mail@francespriest to receive a list of available works […]

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I am delighted to be working with Creative Scotland and Creative United on the launch of ‘Made Possible’ – a new initiative to help make art and craft more affordable. I’ve been selected as part of an initial cohort of Scottish-based businesses to offer customers the chance to spread the cost of their purchase over […]

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The Grit & The Glamour is the debut exhibition from Bard, celebrating Scottish Craft & Craft in Scotland. I have created a collection of encaustic Tile|Trivets in colours inspired by the coastline of the Isle of Skye. Highly decorative and eminently durable, these small works can adorn a wall, act as a plinth for a […]

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& Gallery Showcase – Chevron | Stripe | Asanoha 3rd – 28th June The Chevron Stripe Asanoha collection will be on show with &Gallery in Edinburgh from the 3rd – 28th June as part of New Town Art Month – a new festival celebrating Edinburgh’s independent gallery quarter. The Chevron/ Stripe/ Asanoha collection collage together […]

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Abbeymount Open Studio Weekend20 | 21 May – 12 to 5pm  I’ll be opening the doors of Studio 8 as part of the Abbeymount Open Weekend. Join me for a look around some recent projects and work in progress, I’ll be giving some live glazing demonstrations.  Lots to see and do around all of the […]

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Cavaliero Finn will be including my work in Living with Colour & Form at Artefact, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour London 9th – 13th May 2023. Cavaliero Finn is pleased to participate in the third edition of Aretfact at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour as part of London Craft Week. The gallery will present a series […]

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I am grateful to Marchmont House for the invitation to take up a commission residency for the month of April 2023. After a busy 18 months, I am looking forward to spending time in the beautiful environment of Marchmont House, discovering new directions of travel in my own work, and exploring the house and collections. […]

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For Collect 2023 with Cavaliero Finn I will be exhibiting a trio of vase forms from my Imbrication series. The work follows the evolution of a collection of decorative motifs drawn from the pages of The Grammar of Ornament. They chart a course through Classical Greek architecture, high Victorian decorative art, and 21st-century generative digital […]

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Society of Scottish Artists | 130th Annual Exhibition 17th December 2022 – 10th January 2023 Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL Imbrication will be installed in the beautiful galleries of the Royal Scottish Academy for the Society of Scottish Artists 130th Annual Exhibition. Open daily, Monday to Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm. In Conversation […]

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Hint Cavaliero Finn 6th – 18th December 2022 475 Fulham Road, London, SW6 1HL “Hint, a group show featuring pairings of two and three dimensional art works that echo each other in some way, whether it’s a hint of colour, form or pattern or even subject matter.” Please contact Cavaliero Finn for details of available […]

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&Gallery annual winter exhibition 3rd – 23rd December 2022 3 Dundas St, Edinburgh EH3 6QG “Our annual end of year exhibition brings together the work of 30 artists who regularly exhibit in the gallery. Showcasing a variety of artworks on a large and small scale” Please contact &Gallery for details of available work, private view and […]

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I will be presenting two new bodies of work at Formed with Future Heritage, a showcase of established and emerging makers curated by influential design journalist and curator Corinne Julius at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, 10th to the 14th October 2022. Byzantine is an installation of studio ceramics and wall tiles inspired by the Byzantine pages of […]

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At the end of 2021 I spent two days by Loch Awe installing a bespoke tiled fireplace in the dining room of an extraordinary building designed by Denizen Works.  The design brief looked for a response to decorative details in the main dining table by designer, Gregor Jenkin and a materials pallet of polished plaster […]

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Imbrication, in collaboration with digital artist Sam Healy. 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 evolve on screen, tracing a journey from the ancient, analogue and physical, to the modern, digital and abstract. Craft techniques […]

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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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