Frances Federer credit  Stefan Majka

Frances Federer

Frances has a BA in book illustration, and an M/Phil from Royal College of Art, 2009, in gold on glass. She has taught internationally for over 30 years. Her work can be seen in the Victoria and Albert museum. In 2012, she published Gold Leaf, Paint & Glass. She is a member of Art Workers Guild.

Describe your approach to teaching:

My approach to teaching is to share what I know. I teach a newly re-discovered art that has been around since the Renaissance and I want to share my pleasure with students who are open to new ideas and to experiment. If I can help them to master the techniques, I leave the decisions as to what to make with this skills up to them.

What inspires your own work?

The urge to make something new

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