Saturday, March 13, 2010

ffrench LESSONS

These fantastic hand painted pots were made in the early 60s by John ffrench for Arklow pottery.
Born in 1919 ffrench worked in Ireland and USA and travelled extensively before setting up Arklow Pottery in 1962. These beautiful graphic pots with brightly coloured interiors show the influence of Matisse and Miro who inspired his use of colour and pattern. Look out for examples of his early work, they are still available - I found these recently at a car boot sale!!

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