Francisca Henneman, born in 1962 in Krimpen a/d Ijssel, the Netherlands.
She studied Fashion at the Art Academy in Rotterdam and graduated in 1990.
She made clothes for the disabled in the studio Pasklaar in Rotterdam.
She started her jewelry label Difranci in 2006. Unique jewelry made by hand with materials like industrial rubber and silicone waste, using many techniques. Maybe you want tolook at https://www.difranci.com
When Francisca was younger she started giving materials and products a second life.
Due to having not so much money she painted for instance a carpet on het floor. Always trying to make creative solutions to problems. So when she encountered the industrial rubber and silicone waste, she had to use them.
She wants to make people wonder about things. Her jewelry is very inspiring to many. Nowadays she makes objects and sculptures with these unusual combined with other materials.
She starts with the material in her hands and uses different crafts techniques for instance crochet. And the texture is the main base.The textures and structures grow into forms.
And they often look like organisms of the deep wonders of the sea.
Piet Dees from gallery de Tuinkamer made a video about me in my studio, maybee you want to see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deKqaKAXJ3Y
Fashion design at the Faculty of Visual Arts and Architecture. Nowadays Willem de Koningacademie in Rotterdam. (1985-1990).
With her jewelry she went to many Art Martkets and Art Fairs both in the Netherlands as well in Germany. She joined two years in a row group exhibitions in jewelry galleries in Spain and Switzerland curator Luis Acosta. Her jewelry is in stock in gallery Cebra in Germany,
In 2018 she joined the travelling Triennial Textile art of Today with 3 statement jewelry pieces. It started at the Danubiana Meulensteen Art museum in Bratislava, went on to Poprad, Slovakia. Then it travelled to the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary.
Her pieces appeared as Art in the Museums. She makes objects and sculptures ever since.
Nominated in an online Exhibition Threaded from Envisions Arts, 2019.
Nominated in the TextielPlus Festival competition, 2019.
Joined in the International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art in Madrid, Spain organized by the WTA, 2019.
In the section Innovation she won a prize in the exhibition Treasure Island in St. Petersburg, Russia, 2020.
Accepted in Miniartextil in Como, Italy.
Accepted in Scythia, Ukraine, in 2020.
accepted in BIAMT, Romania.
Presently her work is in the Flower Art Museum in Aalsmeer, Netherlands.
Galerie de Tuinkamer, Hoofddorp.
Accepted in many other art Fairs in 2020, but due to Covid-19 many exhibitions were cancelled.