Frances Parker was born in Wisconsin and has lived in New Mexico for the past sixteen years. She currently works full time creating sculpture in her Santa Fe studio. She obtained an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Ceramics from Lewis and Clark College in 1990. Upon graduation, Frances apprenticed with Toshiko Takaezu, a world renowned ceramicist, and continued on to receive her Masters from SUNY New Paltz in ceramics.

Frances has had solo exhibits at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD and the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum in Neenah, WI as well as multiple gallery exhibitions. Her work is represented in the Bergstrom-Mahler’s permanent collection and numerous private collections. Currently, Frances is a part-time instructor at Santa Fe Community College and Santa Fe Clay.