Allison Franks' Profile

About

Welcome to my shop!

My name is Allison Franks and in 2009 I decided to take the big leap and start my own arts business. I still find it weird to hear or say “I have my own business” who would have thought it, I’m a forty something, I’m not good at spelling and writing, my confidence comes and goes in waves and I’ve never had much money.

My business is small (just me) and most days I work from day to day never quite knowing where the next job is coming from. Like many people, I have a family which I help provide for , so at times things can be stressful with long hours. But, I love handmade, working with people who want to try new things and working with children, so that's what keeps me going.

All my work as a designer/maker is bespoke and unique; I design and make glass…

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  • Female
  • Joined August 27, 2009

Favorite materials

Glass, Silver, Silver Clay

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About

Welcome to my shop!

My name is Allison Franks and in 2009 I decided to take the big leap and start my own arts business. I still find it weird to hear or say “I have my own business” who would have thought it, I’m a forty something, I’m not good at spelling and writing, my confidence comes and goes in waves and I’ve never had much money.

My business is small (just me) and most days I work from day to day never quite knowing where the next job is coming from. Like many people, I have a family which I help provide for , so at times things can be stressful with long hours. But, I love handmade, working with people who want to try new things and working with children, so that's what keeps me going.

All my work as a designer/maker is bespoke and unique; I design and make glass jewellery, tiles and decorative panels, taking inspiration from mother nature and the world around us. I work within my local community delivering art workshops, mostly in schools. The children I work with never cease to amaze me with their imagination, ideas and their have go attitude. Its wonderful to see the work they produced if you just allow them to be themselves, within an environment where they are not afraid to share their thoughts and ideas.

We all learn in different ways, you just have to find the way which suits you, once you do that I think you can learn almost anything! It is better to try, then never to have tried at all, you might just be surprise with what you can achieve if you just have a go! We all learn something new everyday and if I can do it, anyone can!

Contact -

If you would like to contact me, please feel free to do so via email,
Email :- allisglass [!at] hotmail.com
Blog :- http://allisonfranksdm.blogspot.com
You can also follow me:-
Twitter- @allisonfranksdm
Facebook - Allison Franks designer/maker

NEW WEBSITE - just launch so if you would like to find out more about me and my works please visit :- www.allisonfranksdm.co.uk

Thank you for taking the time to visit my shop.

Please come back soon.

Allison x

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