BA Jewellery & Silversmithing
Birmingham School of Jewellery
Francisca is a metalsmith who works with sheet metal and mark marking techniques.
Watch Francisca video to find more about her In:Site commission and read an extract from the blog below.
Next to start her commission was Birmingham School of Jewellery graduate and Continued Collective member Francisca Onumah.
Francisca quickly set up her makeshift workshop and busily began working copper sections. Using an array of jewellery tools she diligently created beautiful textured patterns on the surface of each rectangle before joining them together with individually made copper links.
The final necklace was then safely installed with her fellow graduates out of reach within a tall tree.
Since In:Site 2014
Francisca continues to work as a metalsmith and has exhibited in many exhibitions. In 2022 she was included the exhibition, We Gather, at the Crafts Council Gallery, an exhibition of five females artists of Black and Asian heritage.
Celebrating 10 years of In:Site
To celebrate 10 years of In:Site we selected 10 makers from the archive to feature on our new online space for the project. You can still view all of the makers from 2012-2021 in the blog archive.