Ancient practices in skin processing are a primary focus in my work. Historically we have created artefacts from skin by applying little more than organic liquors, simple tools and the human hand.
A recent recipient of the Worshipful Company of Leathersellers’ award (2019), Frances’ practice explores the possibilities of skin as a medium within sculpture. Her practice allows for the materials inherent qualities to be witnessed as veins, scars, and stretch marks tell us something of the animals life.
She aims to connect her audience with the wider historical and anthropological context of skin processing, telling of the people and techniques that come together to produce her materials. Frances applies the slow and rhythmic labour of hand stitching to each of her vessels.
Cockpit Arts Awards
01/04/2019 - 31/03/2020Cockpit Arts/ The Worshipful Company of Leatherseller's Award