Francesca Raphael Lincoln

About Francesca

Although by profession a Psychoanalyst, creative work has always been and continues to be central to my life. I work with clay, I paint and draw and have been doing so since childhood. I learned the skills of a potter in a working studio pottery and as an adult studied drawing, painting and ceramic sculpture. The process of turning clay into form or paint into image is absorbing, challenging, and when it works, hugely satisfying. 


My Work

POTTERY

There are two strands to my clay work, firstly the domestic ware; cups, bowls, jugs and planters. This work is for the home and reflects my love of making useful domestic objects that are also aesthetically pleasing. I try to follow William Morris’s advice: ‘Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful’. One series makes use of the simplicity and austerity of tin-white glaze on a terracotta clay body, another is more playful and colourful, using decoration to bring a white earthenware clay body to life.

CERAMIC SCULPTURE

The second strand of my clay work is the ceramic sculpture, a developing series of stoneware clay figures. Whilst they stand as individual pieces, they are frequently bought as small groups, since together they relate to each other in endlessly changing ways. My preoccupation is with the expression of emotion through gesture; the tilt of a head, the lifting of a chin towards the light, feeling conveyed in the most minimal way.

DRAWING & PAINTING

The practice of studying 'still life' is hundreds of years old, and is as compelling now as it was to artists over generations. My work focusses on the day to day objects I find at home, an old jug, an apple, the dresser with a row of much-loved cups hanging on it. There is beauty to be found in these familiar things, if we stop and look – the depth of colour in the Pomegranate’s skin, the shadow cast by an egg on the kitchen table.

Exhibitions

  • 'Primavera' at The Barbican Library, Silk Street, London EC2 (2019)
  • 'Arboretum' at Stephen House, London N2 (2018)
  • 'Nature' at The Phoenix Cinema, London N2 (2019)

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