Frances’ work is immersive and many layered and explores ancient craft practices upon skin as a medium within sculpture. She currently makes with a rare form of leather produced by the last remaining English Oak bark tannery, J & F J Bakers of Colyton, Devon. It is a slow and natural tannage that allows marks, scars and life lines to be read upon the material’s surface, creating beautiful depths and tones within her work.
Frances received her QEST Garfield Weston Foundation Scholarship in 2017 for one to one training in the craft of traditional hand welted shoemaking. She divides her time between her own artistic practice and work as a leather craftsman for London’s finest West End shoemakers.