Fran trained in Fine Art and became an art teacher working in London, Cornwall and Millfield School in Somerset.
In 1978 she set up her own glass studio. Much of the time she has worked to commission, both sacred and secular, although most of her work is for private houses. Her work can be seen in Priddy Church in Somerset, Winford Church on Exmoor and Ashwick Church in Somerset.
Much of the glass is painted and fired in the traditional way before being incorporated into the window. She also makes small pieces using fused glass and copper foil.