Frances has been part of Govanhill Baths Community Trust since its inception in 2001. She qualified in ceramics at Glasgow School of Art, has a Masters in Education and, after a stint working in a commercial pottery, taught art in schools and outreach facilities in the Southside of Glasgow for many years, and ran community classes in Pottery skills. She set up Govanhill Baths Ceramics in 2016 as part of the Baths Wellbeing programme and is delighted that its success has led to a permanent studio at the Deep End.
Graduated in ceramics and glass from Gray’s school of Art in 2017, I have been able to travel with my work with an internship with Maria De Haan in the summer of 2017 and most recently, completed an 3 months Artist in Residency with her in Deia, Mallorca. Mainly a thrower but my main interest is in developing my own glazes by collecting natural materials on my travels, making my work inspired by location, nature and time. Now based in Ayr, working from my home studio where I continue my work and develop my glaze research further.