Francessca King

Portraits and passions

Francesca is an established maker working in clay to produce beautiful handmade tiles, jewellery and portraits. As a specialist in silhouette portraiture and story telling her work has developed an integral link between illustration and sculptural cameos. Her work is always developing new strands of creative investigation; *Queen Nefertiti is part of a new series of work exploring contours and shape whist working intuitively with the clay.

`Portraiture is a passion of mine drawing and painting studies of faces – the 6B pencil sketching moments are just the beginning of the sublime moments of creation.`

`I see the clay as a drawing tool more and more so getting back into the studio to make the next piece which combines the Agate coloured clay mix with natural fauna and using the contouring construction has me excited! It’s like a huggable Bridget Riley painting! `

The next portrait could be your profile. Francesca takes commissions creating each piece with the unique personality and life story of the sitter.