Fran Francis resides with husband Dean, East of Empress, Alta, at Sagebrush Studios. She took Fine Arts through U of S extension classes and opened her art studio in 1993, painting and working in clay, doing shows and teaching local Art classes. She also worked at a Gallery & Frame Shop from 1997 through 99. In 2000, Fran and Dean opened their own gallery. Fran has since been showing her ‘Prairie Pots’ with great success alongside Dean’s paintings, and has developed a strong following of collectors.
The Clay works are inspired by nature; Colors of the earth, textures of stones, accents of leather, antlers, feathers, fossils, and other found objects. They are decorative and non-functional, retaining a natural looking surface, usually unglazed, stained, carved or decorated in some way. The works range widely in size, shape, and theme, and have been described as looking ‘from an ancient dig’.
Date: November 29, 2018