Foundry Gallery Presents Folded and Framed

By Editorial Team on March 1, 2016

Sat, 05 March 2016 - Sun, 27 March 2016

When I Am an Old Woman by Fran Abrams 12x12. Courtesy of Foundry Gallery.
When I Am an Old Woman by Fran Abrams 12×12. Courtesy of Foundry Gallery.


Opening Reception: Saturday, March 5 from 5pm to 8pm


Artist Talk and Polymer Clay Demo: Sunday, March 13 at 2pm

For more than a decade, Fran Abrams has been creating sculptural polymer clay artwork that hangs on the wall in the manner of bas relief.  The designs suggest the fluidity of fabric caught at a moment in time.  They blur the line between a surface that looks like it might yield to the touch and a material that actually is solid.  The colors are integral to the polymer clay, a man-made material that begins as blocks of solid-colored clay and blends just as the colors of paint blend.  Abrams relies on these original and blended colors of the clay and does not use any paint in her work.  She bakes the clay pieces, glues them to canvas that she has covered with actual fabric, and frames the completed works. In this exhibit, she continues her exploration of different approaches to folded, fabric-like polymer clay.

Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesday – Sunday: 1pm to 7pm

Foundry Gallery is located at 2118 8th St. NW. For more information visit