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Post by studio-pots on November 22nd 2015, 5:52 pm

Sheila Fournier was born Sheila Cook in 1930 and trained as a teacher at Goldsmiths College in London (1950-1) where she met her second husband, Robert Fournier, who had just set up the pottery department there. She was originally taught to pot by Robert, who she married in 1961, and together they made functional tableware initially in a studio space they rented from Alan Wallwork in Greenwich. From there they moved to Kent and then to Lacock, Wiltshire in 1971 where she remained until her death in 2000. She actually stopped potting in 1987 so her career was relatively short.

Undoubtedly, Sheila was the most talented of the couple and alongside the functional wares she made individual pieces in oxidised stoneware and porcelain that showed her originality and expertise.

The bowl below was made around 1980.  


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Post by studio-pots on November 22nd 2015, 5:58 pm

Another image of the bowl and one of the mark: -



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Post by studio-pots on November 22nd 2015, 6:02 pm

She is one of the few British studio potters whose work can be found in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) collection in New York

http://www.moma.org/collection/artists/1960

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Post by big ed on November 26th 2015, 2:48 pm



I really like this pot , ticks all the boxes for me .

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Post by big ed on November 26th 2015, 2:50 pm



One of the main reasons I went to the auction .

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