Portraits and passions
Francesca is an established maker working in clay to produce beautiful handmade tiles, jewellery and portraits. As a specialist in silhouette portraiture and story telling her work has developed an integral link between illustration and sculptural cameos. Her work is always developing new strands of creative investigation; *Queen Nefertiti is part of a new series of work exploring contours and shape whist working intuitively with the clay.
`Portraiture is a passion of mine drawing and painting studies of faces - the 6B pencil sketching moments are just the beginning of the sublime moments of creation.`
`I see the clay as a drawing tool more and more so getting back into the studio to make the next piece which combines the Agate coloured clay mix with natural fauna and using the contouring construction has me excited! It’s like a huggable Bridget Riley painting! `
The next portrait could be your profile. Francesca takes commissions creating each piece with the unique personality and life story of the sitter.
British Craft Trade Fair HARROGATE 2019
7th - 9th April 2019
Stand no. N16
Francesca King Ceramics
Tel 1: 07533 475929
Tel 2: 01904 645298
York Open Studio 2019 2nd Weekend only
13th & 14th April 2019
The Mount School
Dalton Terrace York YO24 4DD
I am Artist in Residence here.
Francesca`s 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.
The natural world with its simplicity of colour and shape inspire Francesca`s Jewellery. Each season brings a new Collection of delicate flower Brooches, silver and ceramic Necklaces and Earrings.
*The Tile collections reflect Francesca`s love of storytelling available to order in standard sizes to complement any kitchen or bathroom installation