Special guest at gallery

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The new autumn/winter guest artist exhibition at the White Fox Gallery, Coldstream, features striking creations by Scottish ceramicist Frances Wilson.

Frances, who hails from Unst in Shetland, creates ceramics that are striking evocations of the country’s northernmost geography and soul.

Suggestions of the harshness of the island’s landscape, the ruggedness of its shorelines, are beautifully softened by allusions to the very feminine craft of Unst cobweb fine lace and to the shore plant life.

Her work, which pays homage to a long tradition of female aesthetics, is truly magical, powerful and delicate all in one.

Frances started Spindra Pottery at Uyeasound in Unst to translate Unst’s incredibly fine, cobweb, knitted lace into the medium of porcelain. Her work is astonishingly complex and decorative.

Frances originally trained as a painter at the prestigious Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen. Over time, she turned to fine porcelain ceramic to best express her love of the rugged Shetland’s shoreline and of the feminine aesthetics embodied by the Unst tradition of fine lace making.

The exhibition will consist of a range of different size and types of art pieces, including vessels, plates, lamps, planters, vases and tea-light holders (perfect for Christmas!)

The gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am-5.30pm, until December 20,www.whitefoxgallery.co.uk