Born and raised in Baltimore, Fran Taubman graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1979 with a degree in industrial design and a BFA in Fine Art. In 1988, she established her first studio in Bridgehampton, NY and later moved to Shelter Island, NY, where she has lived and operated her studio since 2005. Taubman’s artistic passion is the fabrication of sculptural lighting and furniture using stock industrial materials (bronze, copper, steel) and machines. None of her work is cast. She also fabricates gates, balustrades, walls and doors by commission. Her goal is to reveal the beauty in the assemblage and joinery of stock metals. All of her work is fabricated in her Shelter Island studio in the spirit of the twentieth century American Arts and Crafts.