I started making silver jewellery in the 1990’s whilst still exhibiting and selling my print work.
​My interest in working primarily with metal has gradually exceeded the printed image, however I like to think that I apply the same skills and interests in drawing, acid etching and use of textures to my work - now just on a smaller scale.
I oxidise much of my silver work, and then rub pieces down in order to bring out the surface marks – a similar way in which a printing plate is prepared with ink before going through the press.
My work is figurative, I work from observation & like to explore through drawing. I think my birds have personality and expression. ​
Recently I have been working on exploring larger 3d pieces which are really an extension & a combination of my jewellery & print techniques.
These pieces use birds & hens in particular as a main theme, & combine a range of found materials with textured base metal.
I use my etching skills, the rolling mill & draw on the metal surface with hammer & punch to make individual birds that are presented on a wooden framework.​

View my website http://www.francesnoon.co.uk/

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