Fran Dawkins


Oxfordshire, UK

What Do You Do at Crafted Vancouver?

Blog + Newsletter editor and Guest Relations Manager.

What is your background?

Community Arts Coordinator for Oxfordshire County Council in visual and performing arts from 2007 to 2011. Art docent at Surrey Art Gallery since 2012. Professional Specialisation in Collections Management from University of Victoria on 2019. City and Guilds Art and Design certificate, specialising in Ceramics. Trained and licensed school teacher K-12 in UK and Canada. Musician (ABRSM and ARCT). Bachelor of Arts (Honours)in Humanities and MA in Education.

Favourite hike:

Bruern Woods on the Oxfordshire Way on the first weekend of May when the forest floor is a carpet of heavily scented bluebells.

Favourite beach:

Porthmeor Beach in Cornwall with a sloping soft yellow sandy beach that provides a protected place to view the rolling and crashing waves. It has a tide that goes out for miles and comes back in mesmerizingly fast.

Favourite beverage:

First tasted at a tiny Persian café in Montreal: Fresh mint with Chinese jujubes, lemon and honey, steeped for 5 minutes in freshly boiled water and overflowing with mint.

Favourite object:

A little hippo made from Liberty textiles which sits on my bookshelf watching over me. I've had it since childhood.



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