cambridge contemporary crafts

Frances Noon

Based in Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire, Frances makes small sculptures of animals and birds where humour prevails and scale is exaggerated.

She uses jewellery techniques to shape and solder copper and brass, surface details are added by using decorative punches and in this way each character retains an individual look.

The metal components are then combined with a hand painted wooden part; it may be a simple plinth for a single animal or a more elaborate element to form woodland scenes, boats and sheds.

Frances originally studied Fine Art Printmaking, in particular exploring intaglio methods. Her prints of people showed a fascination with ordinary activities interpreted with a hint of caricature and keen observation.

Today her work still exhibits these themes of observation and expression through her playful and whimsical animal characters.

Everything is made individually by hand, so there may be slight differences in details, expressions on characters, paint colour, themes etc. to what appears in the photographs.

GALLERY

These products are not yet available to buy online, but do email us at info@cambridgecrafts.co.uk or give us a ring on 01223 361200 if you wish to enquire about a particular piece.

 Cat  mixed media  8 x 16 cm  £45

Cat

mixed media

8 x 16 cm

£45

 Large Owl & Pussycat  mixed media  20 x 26 cm  £130

Large Owl & Pussycat

mixed media

20 x 26 cm

£130

 Cat on Motor Boat  mixed media  15 x 13 cm  £75

Cat on Motor Boat

mixed media

15 x 13 cm

£75

 Owl & Pussycat  mixed media  15 x 14 cm  £100

Owl & Pussycat

mixed media

15 x 14 cm

£100

 Mouse  mixed media  7 x 11 cm  £40

Mouse

mixed media

7 x 11 cm

£40

 Deer against Trees Wall Work  mixed media  15 x 22 cm  £65

Deer against Trees Wall Work

mixed media

15 x 22 cm

£65

 Large Woodland  mixed media  21 x 25 cm  £100

Large Woodland

mixed media

21 x 25 cm

£100