Acknowledgements

A huge and heartfelt thank you to my darling husband Steve Holtum for all his efforts, support and help in enabling me to establish myself as an artist. Always grateful and in my heart x

Thank you Mariska of Blueflowers for making me such a beautiful and elegant website.

Thank you to my dear friend (you know who you are). Without your early and constant support I doubt I'd be making ceramics today.

Cressida Bishop, Director of the Millennium Art Gallery in Blenheim, your guidance and support has been invaluable and most appreciated.

Julie Catchpole and Anna Marie White of The Suter Gallery in Nelson – what a pleasure.

Ben Curran, you are a very talented man! I enjoyed you coming into my space and documenting me through the lens and recording.

My darling neighbour, Michael Bull you are always so generous with your encouragement and for giving me such a good photographic record of my work.

Toni Gillan, my dear friend, I appreciate your eloquence and generosity of support in general and thank you for the piece you wrote about my light chambers exhibition Fran Maguire Sculpture.

Daniel Campbell-Macdonald  what you imparted as a sound artist set me on my way, I loved making the sounds for I'mPulse but wouldn't have achieved it without your assistance.

My artist friends, Joanna Dudson-Scott and Heather Jameson you get me excited!

Joanna Fieldes thank you for inviting me to show with you, the association has blossomed into a wonderful friendship. xx

Caroline and Sarah at Red Gallery – what a lovely space to show in.

Thank you to the Marlborough Express and the Nelson Mail.

Thank you to everyone who has bought a piece of my work.

Thank you for all the enthusiastic response and encouragement you have given me and for all the wonderful conversations that are brought to me.

Most gratefully, Fran