Fine Art Works and curated arrangements conceived collaboratively in the lockdown era by Froude & Froude
Artists Names: Laura Froude and David Froude known as Froude & Froude
Dates: From July 20th until September 31st | Curated arrangements in various locations
The Woodshed Gallery Bail Steps, CT201SJ
20th July until 1st August Open 10 am to 4 pm
Tut Co UpCycle Trading Company
48 The Old High Street
Eight Squared Gallery
Froude & Froude September 1st until 31st
64 The Old High Street
Stem by Stem
8-10 Church Street
Monday-Saturday, 9am -5 pm
This creative collaboration brings together the strong and sensitive textures, colours, and forms of both David’s ceramics and Laura’s painting. The collaborative works hand thrown by David and glazed by Laura bring their creativity together in single unique pieces.
The curated arrangements draw together David’s Ceramics and Laura’s paintings in an exploration of shared interests creating exciting contemporary interiors.
A mutual concern and love for our fragile planet is shown in the vivid colours and textures of paint and glaze.
The Naked Vessels focus on the strength and beauty of women and the strong values of human diversity. Laura adds invented female statues in her Sicilian journey paintings focusing on redressing the imbalance. Her paintings capture moments in time such as the recent focus on Mt Etna 2021 eruptions. The drama and vivid contrasts of the Sicilian islands Baroque heritage further enrich her work.
David works in both thrown stoneware and Raku ceramics, mixing his own glazes from very basic ingredients, locally sourced where possible. The elemental fire on the burnished forms of the raku vases creates atmospheric marks and a timeless feel.
Laura and David are both professional artists and teachers who work from their purpose-built Folkestone studio and pottery where Laura also teaches.