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The Bishops Pom Pom

The Bishops Pom Pom

Frances is a true whirlwind of energy and has just brought her amazing ceramic sculptures in to the garden for the summer !Secreted mostly around the pond side in the garden (although there are a few others who have wandered off to be themselves in a perfect spot !)these wonderful and painstakingly made creations are just stunning ,and set in amonst carefully chosen colours of plants just seem so right and fitting for their place.

lime green dahlia

Lime Green dahlia

Bio :  Francis Doherty’s  work is based on the forms of fruiting bodies, flowers and particularly seedpods. She collects and photographs them, then enlarges them and works from these photos or drawings. Plants and seedpods scaled up can be seen as truly spectacular. Their forms are made up of pure mathematics, nothing about them is random. The role of the seedpod is to be protective and to this end many of them are hard, spiky, enclosed or hairy. They wait for the time when nature dictates that they should release their seed, often in ingenious ways. These forms are often reminiscent of other forms in nature, such as those under the sea.

Bells of Ireland

Bells of Ireland

Frances works with white stoneware, and most of the forms are first thrown and then modelled. The glazes are painted and poured, then high fired to +1260. This makes them suitable for outdoor use.Her glazes are chosen to compliment the form and are often slightly crystalline or iridescent, this makes the pieces glow. The forms are often combined with metal and reclaimed sea defence timber.

globe Thistle

Globe Thistle

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