Frances Clark has lived almost all of her life in North Ayrshire and currently has a studio in West Kilbride. She studied at Glasgow School of Art as a mature student. 16 years after leaving art school she found a mentor in sculptor Andrew Sinclair MRBS. He revitalised her compulsion to make and so she returned to her first love, sculpture.
“Using clay as my primary modelling medium, I explore my interest in both the human condition and our visceral connection to the landscape. My investigations focus on figurative sculpture, exploring our relationship with ourselves, others and the environment. Through my work I hope to explore fragmented memories of our passage through time and the landscape. I want to try to give substance to a moment or feeling that’s on the periphery of our consciousness, it’s there but elusive, we have trouble grasping it, holding on to it.”