Francisca Blackburne

About the artist

Decorative and functional earthenware, with slip and majolica applications; functional single glaze stoneware; small manipulated vases and bowls in porcelain with clear glaze

Personal Statement

My ceramic career began in1988 working as a decorator for Chelsea Pottery, London. This led to me to working freelance creating tile panels and decorative pottery until taking up a BA in design for crafts in wood and ceramic from Brighton University in 1995. Subsequent work came from making and teaching adults in Italy and the UK and obtaining a PGCE and teaching A level art before moving to Italy in 2003.
Following on from my return to UK in 2006 my interest in art therapy has led to working at Portsmouth Mind as a ceramic tutor, obtaining a diploma in integrative art psychotherapy from IATE and work experience at Richmond Fellowship.
During these years I have worked with and learnt from many established potters in France and Cornwall and Italy and as such have a wide range of interest in all types of processes which I continue to explore from my newly acquired studio in West Wittering.

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  • Studio Information

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    Studio Address

    35 Russell Road, West Wittering, PO20 8EF

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    Studio Telephone

  • Studio Access

    Wheelchair Access


    Bank Holiday


  • Directions

    Russell Road runs parallel to entrance to Scotts Farm Campsite
    no. 35 is two thirds up on left with 5 bar wooden gate as is a semi detached bungalow
    road parking available.

Francisca Blackburne

35 Russell Road, West Wittering, PO20 8EF

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