The Bowes Museum is delighted to showcase the most recent work of the Edinburgh based artist potter, Frances Priest.
The ceramicist is inspired by different cultures, places and periods in history and she creates intricate and colourful objects that celebrate her fascination for ornament and pattern.
She uses her interests as a platform to engage with new settings and environments and her works at the Museum will be shown nestled among historic Chinese and Japanese porcelain from our own collection, selected by curator Howard Coutts.
Chinese and Japanese porcelains are characterised by intense colours, some under the glaze, known as “underglaze blue”, some in rich overglaze enamel colours with red or green dominating, called “famille rose” or “famille verte” (pink or green families) by the French.
Using ‘The Grammar of Ornament’ by Owen Jones, a mid-19th century handbook of international and historic styles lavishly printed in colour chromolithography, as a stepping stone into exploration, Frances uses clay as a canvas on which she builds richly drawn and layered surfaces of inlaid line, glaze colour and enamel decals.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£14.00 per ticket type|
|Children under 5 yrs||Free|
|Concession||£12.00 per ticket type|
|Family Pass - 1 Adult + up to 4 Children||£16.00 per ticket type|
|Family Pass - 2 Adults + up to 4 Children||£30.00 per ticket type|
|Student||£6.00 per ticket type|
|Young People - Under 18 yrs - day entry only||£5.00 per ticket type|
Enjoy unlimited entry at The Bowes Museum and temporary exhibitions all year around.
|2019 (22 June 2019 - 15 Sept 2019)|