Frances Priest

At the heart of my practice is a long held interest in clay, it’s associated craft processes and the objects that emerge from using it to make things by hand. The resulting work can reach toward drawing, printmaking, installation, participation, collaboration, design and architectural additions or interventions. Beyond the studio I work on educational and participatory projects in a variety of contexts, enjoying the opportunity to respond to new places and people in relation to my own practice. This website brings together all these strands of activity into one place, acting as a portfolio for previous and current projects and as a possible starting point for new ideas.

EDUCATION
PG Dip. Ceramics Edinburgh College of Art, June 1999
1st Class BA Hons. Ceramics Edinburgh College of Art, June 1998
Foundation Diploma Dewsbury College, June 95

COLLECTIONS
The Victoria & Albert Museum London, UK 2006
McManus Galleries Dundee, UK 2005
The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, UK 2004
The National Museums of Scotland Edinburgh, UK 2003
The Shipley Art Gallery Gateshead, UK 2002
The International Museum of Ceramics Faenza, Italy 2001
The International Museum of Contemporary Ceramics Ichon Province, Korea 2001

AWARDS
Inches Carr Trust Craft Bursary, May 2012
Creative Development Award SAC, January 2009
Covepark Scottish Crafts Residency SAC, May – September 2008
Professional Development Award SAC, September 2006, March 2005
Benno Schotz Award for promising young Scottish sculptor RSA, May 2004
Major Award for Individual Development SAC, August 2002
Award for Individual Development SAC, February 2001
Andrew Grant Scholarship for Postgraduate Study ECA, September 1998

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
Contemporary Applied Arts, June 2007 – May 2009
Crafts Council Photo Store, September 2004 – to date
ESW Studio Holder, September 2003 – June 2009