Francesca King Ceramics
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Ceramic Collection

Francesca King Ceramics has been busy with Ceramic Portraits new this summer 2018 !

Francesca King`s new work links storytelling and puppetry together to create Ceramic Wall Sculptures. This work focuses on the beauty of the portrait in profile and the containment of personality in the shaping of the ceramic piece. Each form is sculpted and shaped by layers of clay, oxide and velvet under glaze to reveal landscapes, objects, creatures and characters. The portraits are a colourful feast for the eyes and a place to begin a story, especially when the light shines.

                                            Commissions Taken                                                                                                

Lilley

Lilley

1/4 Reduced Size (from full proportions portrait)

Commission hung with copper wire attachment and hole in the top of the ceramic piece.

Lilley is a wonderful lively piece that reflects the diversity of Lilley`s life and spirit. Her two beautiful daughters are represented as the butterfly's , her husband is the strong owl overseeing all! The square is the four corners and yin yang reference for the creation of transformative spaces. It was a real pleasure to make this for Lilley a 1/4 smaller than the full size it is more huggable and easily hung.

Portrait Commission for a  Coloured glazed finished wall mounted ceramic portrait 1/4 Reduced size £360**

This includes

Artist Consultation Fee £100*

China clay, bisque firing, Oxide application, Velvet under glaze painting and clear glaze application and firing, £260

*Artist Fee may incur a travel expense price on application.

**Postage and Packing not included price on application and individual commissions.

Simon Palmour

Simon Palmour

Commission

`Simon Palmour`, is a free standing wall hanging. Full size, painted with velvet underglaze and clear glaze then finished with a coloured back and copper wire for hanging. This commission incorporated elements of Simon`s life. It was to be a `flower free zone!`, so we focused on the home, heart and treasured landscapes and based the foliage in trees and his vegetable garden. The Palmour Crest is perched on the left and Preston Crest on the right.

A. Portrait Commission for a Full Life Size Coloured glazed finished wall mounted ceramic portrait - Full size £540**

This includes -

Artist Consultation Fee £100*

China clay, bisque firing, Oxide application, Velvet under glaze painting and clear glaze application and firing, £440

*Artist Fee may incur a travel expense price on application.

**Postage and Packing not included price on application and individual commissions.

The Lady

The Lady

`The Lady`, is an ethereal sprite reflecting the natural and wild nature of our Earth and its watery spaces.

This was the first piece ever made in the portrait style.

Green & Me

Green & Me

`Green & Me`, is a self portrait. I love to include all aspects of city life. For me it is full of woodland walks which reflects York so well. The city finds its presence in the representation of the walls and Minster, never very far from grass land and trees.

Green & Me (detail)

Green & Me (detail)

`Green & Me`, is a self portrait exploring my familiarity of the York landscape and City.

Golden Wedding

Golden Wedding

Commission

Golden Wedding was a commission to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Brian and Dian Green they met in the RAF on the Island of Cyprus. They fell in love and married in Birmingham after a whirlwind romance! The portrait reflects their love, life and commitment to each other.

The Wedding Band

The Wedding Band

`The Wedding Band`, was made on the night of the Royal Wedding celebrations!

The profile is Nicholas King, the moon is reflecting the ring which is hidden in the grass. All is still quiet but set for the wedding celebrations to begin. A marriage of light and nature.

 Portrait Commission for an Oxide only finish wall mounted ceramic portrait.

1/4 Reduced Size (from life size) £270**

This includes -

Artist Consultation Fee £100*

China Clay bisque firing Oxide application and Oxide Firing £170

-All ceramic portraits can be mounted in deep set white or black painted frame for £100 extra. Please ask.

-(Gold Lustre detail addition and firing £105 additional cost)

*Artist Fee may incur a travel expense price on application.

**Postage and Packing not included price on application and individual commissions.

Sea & Sand

Sea & Sand

Full size portrait.

Red Kettle

Red Kettle

This was the beginning of the tiles and new colours, as I wanted it to be red I used Red Iron Oxide but the oxide can be unpredictable so I got brown, I still like the brown kettle but I was on a mission to find how to make it red and stay red! Then I discovered Velvet Under Glazes. They are amazing to use and bring out the painter in me! The work I made started to transform with colour and I keep adding new shades as I re-order! 

Time for Tea Crows-1

Time for Tea Crows-1

Time for Tea crows-2

Time for Tea crows-2

Urban Fox 1

Urban Fox 1

The silhouette is actually a cut out from the tile and photographed with a black background.

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