Francisca graduated with a MA in Jewellery and Silversmithing from Birmingham School of Jewellery in 2015. She was selected for the two-year Starter Studio Programme for jewellers and silversmiths at Yorkshire Artspace in Sheffield, South Yorkshire (2017-19). The pinnacle of the programme was being awarded the ‘Precious Little Gems’ commission from the Sheffield Assay Office (SAO), which was exhibited in the Millennium galleries, Museums Sheffield and is now part of the SAO silver collection.
An alumna of the Crafts Council’s 2020 Hothouse programme, her distinct aesthetic and emerging talent have been recognised and acknowledged with awards such as ‘Best in Show’ (GNCCF), and invitations for future collaborative projects and exhibitions. Francisca’s work was featured in Maker’s Eye: Stories of Craft at Crafts Council Gallery, London until 9 October 2021, following that her work was on display at Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in Manchester between 8 and 10 October 2021.