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Froude & Froude

Laura Froude B.A. Hons Fine Art. A.T.C.
In 2022 Laura has had her paintings of the real Folkestone mermaid Georgina Baker featured in Vanity Fair. Laura's painting of the first two weeks of the war in Ukraine was selected by Artit for the Kunstmatrix virtual Exhibition. In December Laura exhibited at the Turner Contemporary in Margate.

 

Laura has painted all her life. After successfully completing her Fine Art B.A.honours degree in Farnham, she also went to paint in Sicily, working in the studio of Nino Mustica. Three years of the intense Mediterranean experience sparked a lifelong love for vibrant colour, the figure and mark making in the landscape. Based on observation, reflection and feeling. Laura’s painting is a celebration of life figures, place and the power of women. She has taught throughout her career, and runs a regular life group #studio16lifers with David in studio 16 at home in Folkestone. Laura has work in collections in Europe and America. Froude and Froude Sharing the home studio in recent times has led to a productive collaboration between Laura and David. Laura applies rich layers of underglaze and slip to David’s larger vessels, blank ceramic canvases. The pieces are transformed and often contain messages and symbols. “The colour of blood is red”, issues around entitlement, the power of women and equality are depicted using both the painters and the potters techniques. Recent works explore the fragility of our planet and the threat posed by climate change in the series “Mother Earth”.

David Froude- B.A. Hons Fine Art.  A.T.C.

 

2022 was a busy year for David’s ceramics. Exhibiting and selling work in Canterbury, Rye, Westgate and the Turner Contemporary at Margate as well as Folkestone has been a real motivator in a tricky year. His favourite project was a London commission for 100 rum mugs collaborating with Millie @wildberryceramics. David’s work is in collections in Canada, USA, Australia, Italy and France.

 

On the successful completion of his Fine Art honours degree at Farnham, David  worked for three years in Sicily, becoming passionate about the art and culture in Italy. Returning to the UK to study teacher training at Goldsmiths, and subsequently moving to Folkestone to take up a post at Pent Valley secondary school, David has always worked with a wide variety of media and outcomes.  David creates functional stoneware pieces and decorative raku work. His home made glazes are influenced by the Folkestone geology

Froude and Froude
Sharing the home studio in recent times has led to a productive collaboration between Laura and David. Laura applies rich layers of underglaze and slip to David’s larger vessels, blank ceramic canvases. The pieces are transformed and often contain messages and symbols. “The colour of blood is red”, issues around entitlement, the power of women and equality are depicted using both the painters and the potters techniques. Recent works explore the fragility of our planet and the threat posed by climate change in the series “Mother Earth”.

 

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