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Frances Palmer: Life in the Studio

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"Martagon Lilies, Celadon and Ash Glazes", 2020, archival dye sublimation matte print on metal substrate, 36 x 36 inches. Courtesy of the artist

Frances Palmer: Life in the Studio features photographs by Frances Palmer, a member of Wave Hill’s Friends of Horticulture and ceramicist of international reputation, in anticipation of the release of her first book of the eponymous title. A selection of photographs from the book are on view in Wave Hill House. The photographs bring together the abundance of her garden with the individuality of each vessel she creates. They are a regular part of her practice and often featured on her brimming Instagram account and are also available for sale directly from the artist.

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"Autumn Cornucopia", 2016, archival dye sublimation matte print on metal substrate, 36 x 45 inches. Courtesy of the Artist
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"Foraged crabapple and apples", 2017, archival dye sublimation matte print on metal substrate, 16 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
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"Ombré dahlias", 2018, archival dye sublimation matte print on metal substrate, 36 x 45 inches. All works courtesy of the artist.

Frances Palmer is a potter who makes inventive, handmade ceramics that are durable and strong for every day use. She is also known for her exceptional garden which comes together in the photographs that are on view in this exhibition. Her gardens will be featured in the October Issue of British House & Garden, photographed by Dean Hearne. Recently her work has also been featured in Vogue, Architectural Digest, and World of Interior. She lives and works in Weston, Connecticut. Follow her on Instagram @francespalmer.

November 19, 2PM: Meet the Artist Frances Palmer in conversation with Jennifer McGregor. Streamed live on Facebook and wavehill.org.

Life in the Studio: Inspiration and Lessons on Creativity will be available in The Shop at Wave Hill.

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Left to right: "Hydrangea, roses and lilies", 2020. "Foraged crabapple and apples", 2017. "Tulips, ranunculus + scabiosa", 2018. "Fuschia zinnias, dahlias", 2016. "Constance Spry Roses", 2016. "Dinner Plate dahlias", 2016. "Geraniums in a terra cotta pot", 2019. "Victoria Falls Bearded Iris", 2016. "Seaton J'Adore Chrysanthemum", 2019. Photo: Stefan Hagen.
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Left to right: "Autumn Cornucopia", 2016. "Clematis, poppies, iris", 2019. Photo: Stefan Hagen.
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Left to right: "Ombré dahlias", 2018. "Foraged crabapple and apples", 2017. "Tulips, ranunculus + scabiosa", 2018. "Fuschia zinnias, dahlias", 2016. "Constance Spry Roses", 2016. "First dahlias", 2020. Photo: Stefan Hagen.

All works are archival dye sublimation matte prints on a metal substrate and editions of 25. Paper prints are also available. For sales inquiries, please contact Frances Palmer at fpalmer@francespalmerpottery.com or 203.803.9104.

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Meet the Artist: Frances Palmer in conversation with Jennifer McGregor