Potters   9 Perry Road   Bristol   BS1 5BQ   tel: 0117 3308445

Frances Spice
Redruth/Weston

Frances Spice is a Cornish ceramicist who creates beautiful white earthenware pieces, with an emphasis on surface pattern and gold lustre decoration.

Often decorated with subtle flowers and leaves, delicate lace is impressed onto the surface to create beautiful textured marks.

She introduced nails sticking out from the clay after finding old pieces of wood with the nails still in and wondering what they once were and where they came from.

The pots are built from slabs of white earthenware clay. She also models by hand details such as handles, spoons, birds and fish. Most of her work are left unglazed, she uses coloured slips, oxides, stains, ceramic pencils and gold lustre. On certain pieces such as the teapots, an organic food safe beeswax is rubbed into the exterior.