The Frocess Bowls are part of my ongoing exploration of the area that sits within the horizon surrounding my home and studio. They are named after the Frocess (fraw-cess) townland which straddles the main road leading to the north coast.
Each small bowl echoes the glint from a pool of water lying in the cool depths of a peat bog. The peat used for the bases was cut using the spades I made for the Film Makers project. The silver has been shaped using my farm-found formers – repurposed objects which impart textures from the landscape.
Sterling Silver, hallmarked at the London Assay Office, presented in a matt black gift box.
Available in three sizes, click on an image below for details:
I live in a wide valley patchworked by fields and bogs, defined by a network of hedges draped over the gentle sweep of drumlins. Over the past few years this agricultural landscape, bounded by the Garron Plateau to the east and Long Mountain to the west, has become the focus of my practice.
The townland of The Frocess is a strip of fertile land between two bogs, the larger of which is crossed by the A26. When I first moved back to NI, a major road project upgraded the A26 to a dual carriageway. Archaeologists documenting the area before the new dual carriageway was built found material from 9000BC, so this valley turns out to be the location of the oldest inland settlements known in Ireland.