I have been making ceramics since 1987. I was trained as an art historian, yet have always made work with my hands. First as a printmaker and now as a potter and gardener, I love the process of changing ideas into form. I don't make or grow things to hold onto them, but rather to send them out into the world for others to live with and enjoy. My handmade ceramics are functional art – dishware or vases that can be used on a daily basis. Each piece, no matter how large or small, is considered and individual. In addition to my handmade pottery, I am proud to collaborate with Niagara Ceramics in Buffalo, New York, to produce the Frances Palmer Pearl Collection™. This tableware, hand cast and glazed in a factory setting, is the most durable dinnerware on the market today and goes from oven to table. I am the only artist to have partnered with this great American factory dating from 1901. I am honored and happy to think that people across the USA are using my work when they gather in friendship to share a meal and good times. Photo by Bruce Plotkin.
What Inspires Frances
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