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Frances Priest: Vessel and Plinth – Grammar of Ornament – India II

Frances Priest: Vessel and Plinth – Grammar of Ornament – India II
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Sculptural vessel and plinth

14 x 17 x 9 cms

Incised ceramic with oxide wash, vitreous slip & glaze


Frances Priest’s current work in clay explores and interprets languages of ornament from different cultures, places and periods in history. The work is heavily influenced by a book she grew up with, The Grammar of Ornament by Owen Jones, first published in 1856. As a child, Frances read this book from cover to cover, and so began her love of pattern.

From her Edinburgh studio Frances creates intricate and colourful ceramic objects that celebrate this fascination for ornament and pattern, using clay as a canvas on which to build richly drawn and layered surfaces of inlaid line, glaze colour and enamel decals. The results are intricate and beautiful.

To read more about Frances’ background, previous exhibitions, collections and awards click here.

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