Frances studied Fine Art in Bray Institute of Further Education, culminating in a BA Honours Degree in Ceramic Art and 3D Design from West Wales School of the Arts. Since graduating in 2010 she has been selected to exhibit in Ireland, the UK and Germany. She was awarded the Mill Cove Award for Ceramics in 2010.
Frances had a solo exhibition in the Signal Arts Centre in 2012 and is studying for a Diploma in Community Arts Practice.
Frances employs hand forming techniques along with the use of mixed media and decals and believes the process of making to be vital to her creative practise.
Frances is inspired by the courage and determination of people who, despite living in appalling conditions, manage to create shelter from the detritus of society. She explores both aesthetic and social issues of home, space and poverty when creating her shanty sculptures.