Frances Pelly

Frances Pelly has worked as a practicing sculptor since completing her postgraduate art degree in Dundee, having resided in Orkney since she was invited to be an artist in residence at the Highland Park Distillery more than 30 years ago. Frances draws a lot of inspiration from her surroundings, exploring the local land, seascape and flora in her unique forms. Frances has also travelled internationally with her work, having also completed notable residencies at Fort William Library, The Eden Project and on Baffin Island.

Sculptor

Frances Pelly

The Orkney Islands, Scotland

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THE PROCESS

Frances crafts her pieces using natural, locally-sourced materials which are sometimes recycled, for ethical, financial and philosophical reasons. Her latest collection is informed by the techniques employed in the making process, such as modelling, carving and casting; resulting in dynamic, abstract pieces. Each object is unique and is usually inspired by something she has found, or seen, or been moved by – usually gleaned from nature. Creating sculptural work with a tactile quality is important to Frances and the artist often uses materials such as leaves and flowers to make decorative imprints, further incorporating nature into her design.

Maker's Quote

I greatly value my traditional training which gave me a range of skills, including hand-cutting lettering and images in stone, wood and stone carving, clay modelling and assembling pieces from natural materials.

Frances PellySculptor

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  1. Leaf Ceramic Seed Pod V
    Leaf Ceramic Seed Pod V
    Frances Pelly
    £150
  2. Leaf Ceramic Seed Pod II
    Leaf Ceramic Seed Pod II
    Out of stock
    Frances Pelly
    £150
    Out of stock
  3. Leaf Ceramic Seed Pod I
    Leaf Ceramic Seed Pod I
    Frances Pelly
    £150
  4. Ceramic Seed Pod No. 34
    Ceramic Seed Pod No. 34
    Frances Pelly
    £150
  5. Ceramic Seed Pod No. 35
    Ceramic Seed Pod No. 35
    Frances Pelly
    £150
  6. Ceramic Seed Pod No. 36
    Ceramic Seed Pod No. 36
    Frances Pelly
    £150
  7. Dandelion Ceramic Seed Pod II
    Dandelion Ceramic Seed Pod II
  8. Dandelion Ceramic Seed Pod III
    Dandelion Ceramic Seed Pod III
  9. Dandelion Ceramic Seed Pod I
    Dandelion Ceramic Seed Pod I
    Frances Pelly
    £180
  10. Ceramic Seed Pod No. 33
    Ceramic Seed Pod No. 33
    Frances Pelly
    £200
  11. Ceramic Seed Pod No. 31
    Ceramic Seed Pod No. 31
    Frances Pelly
    £200
  12. Flying Ceramic Seed Pod I
    Flying Ceramic Seed Pod I
    Frances Pelly
    £200
  13. Ceramic Seed Pod No. 37
    Ceramic Seed Pod No. 37
    Frances Pelly
    £150
  14. Flying Ceramic Seed Pod II
    Flying Ceramic Seed Pod II
    Frances Pelly
    £200
  15. Doo Soapstone Carving
    Doo Soapstone Carving
    Frances Pelly
    £720
  16. Peedie Spyug Soapstone Carving
    Peedie Spyug Soapstone Carving
  17. Big Spyug Soapstone Carving
    Big Spyug Soapstone Carving
    Frances Pelly
    £770
  18. Bird Soapstone Carving
    Bird Soapstone Carving
    Frances Pelly
    £720
  19. Peeweet Soapstone Carving
    Peeweet Soapstone Carving
    Frances Pelly
    £600
  20. Soapstone Hares Sculpture
    Soapstone Hares Sculpture
    Frances Pelly
    £960
  21. Running Bronze Hare Sculpture
    Running Bronze Hare Sculpture
    Frances Pelly
    £1,600
  22. Peedie Creepie Stool
    Peedie Creepie Stool
    Frances Pelly
    £2,040
  23. Big Creepie Stool
    Big Creepie Stool
    Frances Pelly
    £2,400
  24. Three Legged Creepie Stool
    Three Legged Creepie Stool
    Frances Pelly
    £2,400
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