Following a degree in ecology and a doctorate in architecture, Frances had a varied career in social housing before deciding to do something different by joining the Portfolio Course at Hereford College of Art. This gave her the opportunity to try a wide range of craft disciplines.
In 2008 Frances established “Arts in the Marches”, a company focused on organising garden sculpture exhibitions, running craft workshops and showcasing local artists’ work.
An experienced trainer, for the last 9 years Frances has been running monthly Stone Carving workshops with the sculptor Glenn Morris RSA. In 2022 she began offering workshops in recycled fused glass.
Frances is a founder member of Made in Ross, an arts and crafts collective based in the Market House in the centre of Ross-on-Wye. The collective gave Frances the support and encouragement to develop her own work. Living in rural South Herefordshire with an interest in the environment and architectural spaces, Frances naturally gravitated towards making structurally significant works of art for her garden.