I am pleased to be working with The Bowes Museum this summer to present a showcase of work in the museum’s ceramic galleries.

‘Ceramic artist Frances Priest’s most recent works will be shown among historic Chinese and Japanese porcelain from The Bowes Museum’s own collection, selected by curator Howard Coutts. This exhibition looks at the colour, line and pattern in ceramics both from and inspired by the East.  The remarkable vivid colours and patterns painted onto white porcelain of the historical works provides an interesting comparison to Frances’ contemporary explorations of ornamental motifs, surface pattern and colour.’

June 22nd – September 15th 2019

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co Durham DL12 8NP


Photography by Shannon Tofts