Slate Relief Carved Panels

Frances Pelly
Slate Relief Carved Panels by Frances Pelly is a hand-made, decorative piece, inspired by traditional Assyrian stone panels.

Inspired by Frances' love of creating low relief carved pieces in stone or wood, this piece pays homage to Frances' work as a designer and training in hand-cutting stone. Crafted to resemble the delicate, slender form of leeks, a vegetable typically grown on Orkney, Frances also draws influence from Italian sculptor Giacomo Manz√π, as well as Frances' great aunt, metal worker and sculptor Florence Harriet Steele.
Material: Slate
Dimensions: Height: 41cm, Length: 15cm, Width: 5cm
Care Instructions: Wipe with cloth. These pieces come as a series of 6, with mirror plates to allow them to be mounted onto the wall.
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Prior to carving, the thin pieces of slate are fixed to a heavier stone to enable them to withstand carving. The slate is hand-carved using tungsten-tipped chisels and a mallet, before it is finished using diamond rasps, files and sandpaper, and the pieces are gently chiselled apart.
The Maker Frances Pelly Sculptor - Scotland

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.