A.P.E.P. (Ceramic Department) of Fontblanche, Vitrolles (Bouches du Rhone- France) 1979-1980
CAP Tourneur en poterie 1981
Travelled for a full year (1981 -82) to study Asian ceramics; Nepal, Thailand, Japan, Korea and China.
She has worked with two ceramicists: Gustave Tiffoche (1983-1986) and Suzy Atkins (1987).
LECTURES, DEMONSTRATIONS, RESIDENCIES and INTERVIEWS
2017 SANSKRITI FOUNDATION, New Delhi (India).
From traditional to contemporary slipware on earthenware.
2009 ENFANGA’T (Spain) Invited demonstrator.
2007 WOMANS HOUR, Radio 4, BBC, Interview.
2007 ABERYSTWYTH INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS FESTIVAL (WALES) Lecture and demonstration.
2006 EARTH & FIRE, (RUFFORD, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE) Demonstration.
2005 Art in action, Oxfordshire. Invited demonstrator.
2006 SOTHEBY PRIZE FOR CERAMICS.
2003 1st Prize concours AVA -FRANCE.
2003 1st Prize Dish of the day. Potfest in the Park (UK).
Francoise continues to live in France and has built up a considerable reputation for her slip decorated earthenware in the UK. She has sold and demonstrated here for many years. Her work is divided between slabbed dishes and thrown pots. Some are intended for domestic use while others are large individual statement pieces. Francoise has stocked our gallery for the last fifteen years and examples of her work are available for the majority of each year. Please contact us for further details.