Kim Francis, first trained as a Jeweller in London in and graduated from Central St Martin’s in1998.. Her work and experience then developed from body adornment to sculpture as she learnt further sculpting and modelling skills, through working in acclaimed bronze casting foundries in the U.K and the U.S.A.
Throughout this time, Kim developed a fascination for the carving process and explored this interest through frequent trips to Pietra Santa, Italy.
She now continues to explore materials such as Ceramic, Bronze and Paper but works predominantly in Marble.
Kim Francis lives and works in the Cotswolds.
I am fascinated by the process of carving and the way in which stone resists and yields to being shaped into new forms.
Tension and purity of line are important to me, in expressing both the elegance or menacing beauty of nature.