Kyla Francis screen prints decals by hand that she fires on glassware and ceramic. A sense of nostalgia is important in her aesthetic, evident in the decoration with subject matter that revolves around mundane delights. A devotee of museums and vintage objects, Francis makes drawings inspired by her daily life, hobbies and obsessions such as record players, bicycles, city streets, and sewing machines, interpreting them into patterns based on historical decoration.
Kyla Francis graduated from NSCAD University in 2004 with a BFA in ceramics, and has been working since 2006 in her seaside studio in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She founded Halifax Crafters, a group committed to creating handmade goods locally that has been presenting seasonal handmade markets since 2005 http://halifaxcrafters.ca/