Frances is a traditionally trained sculptor & knows the craft of making things & the joy of using her hands. She loves to experiment with materials & combine them in new ways. This is solitary work & she sometimes counterbalances this by collaborations with other artists, poets & craftspeople.
Her research involves adventures into land & seascape, plant, animal & human forms, weather & archaeology…all things on her Orcadian doorstep. Ethical & philosophical reasons encourage her to use materials which are close at hand & natural. New pieces incline towards abstraction from the natural world & utilise the contrasting techniques of modelling, carving, casting, assembling & printing.