Francesca King Ceramics


Direct yet conceptual. Provocative and engaging. Tile manufacture and ceramic artist.

Live from the stage/my workspace

Live from the stage/my workspace


Francesca King

.After studying at Sunderland University I worked at York College as a Ceramic Technician, it was here I got the clay bug. I loved to watch the students working and creating then seeing to the firings and recycling. By far my favourite was Agate clay. It seemed to have a voice of its` own and I was always experimenting with oxides and stains wedging and shaping. I stopped clay production for 12 years to teach in secondary education but found my passion again in 2015 and I have not stopped since.

.I love natural objects and landscape not always the view but the geological tapestry of the Earth, how it was formed and the beauty of time, erosion and the shapes left behind. I will often add whole flowers and other plants to my clay structures allowing the gapes and patterns to find their creative voice then add definition with oxides and glazes

.I enjoy the peace and serenity of the radio and a whole day of clay. I love to be making, painting and pressing clay. I also love face to face selling and commissions. Telling the story of the clay and its pictorial details to eager ears and watching as they fall in love. 

. Ultimately, it’s about creating beautiful tiles.





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