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Post by AlanH on September 14th 2012, 3:40 pm

Just picked up 8 plates, 9 cups & 4 bowls of domestic ware made by Robert & Sheila Fournier.
Pottery Marks book shows these as made between 1961 & 1966.
Going to use them (as intended by makers)!
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Post by dantheman on September 14th 2012, 3:43 pm

well done Alan,I get more pleasure from the studio that I use everyday than I do from my cabinet pieces

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Post by bistoboy on September 14th 2012, 3:43 pm

nice.

i can see we're going to have to avoid each other in Portsmouth's charity shops as we'll be fighting over things!
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Post by AlanH on September 14th 2012, 3:48 pm

Yes, paid 5 for the lot!
However, I sometimes pay more than asking price.
I think I would recognise you from the sketch! Happy
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Post by brin mcardle on September 14th 2012, 4:33 pm

who did the sketch for your attavar..Bistoboy
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Post by studio-pots on September 14th 2012, 4:45 pm

I posted this picture elsewhere on here but this is the building that the Fournier's potted in during their time in Greenwich (they rented the first floor from Alan Wallwork).



It's the one with the blue sign, is on Blackheath Road and this picture was taken earlier this year.

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Post by AlanH on September 14th 2012, 5:18 pm

That's interesting - I have a huge 'dish' by Wallwork, weighing in at about 10Kg, also from the '60s.
Need to get it out of loft for photo opportunity!

yes we would love to see it and all the other studio pottery you have stored away in the loft Jumping For Joy
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Post by bistoboy on September 14th 2012, 8:54 pm

brin mcardle wrote:who did the sketch for your attavar..Bistoboy

me
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Post by brin mcardle on September 14th 2012, 9:42 pm

Nice
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Post by bistoboy on September 14th 2012, 10:30 pm

thanks
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Re: Greenwich Studios, London - Robert & Sheila Fournier

Post by big ed on February 24th 2013, 6:27 pm



About 6" high

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Post by big ed on February 24th 2013, 6:28 pm



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Post by studio-pots on February 24th 2013, 6:40 pm

I thought I spotted a Fournier lurking at the back of the Malvern pots - blantantly nicked the idea of making pots like this from his landlord, as his Greenwich landlord would say. Like it though.

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Post by Davee on February 24th 2013, 6:55 pm

Nice piece Ed Excellent

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Post by big ed on February 24th 2013, 6:57 pm

Cheers Dave , Never new that SP -it's the first one Iv'e ever had of his .

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Post by studio-pots on February 24th 2013, 8:21 pm

I might have said this elsewhere but it can stand repeating.

When Robert and Sheila Fournier went along to enquire about renting some upstairs rooms from Alan Wallwork in Greenwich, Robert asked Alan where he had studied pottery.

Alan replied that he had been at Goldsmiths College under a very fine head of department, Kenneth Clark, and then added that the previous head had apparantly been absolutely useless and a crap potter.

Robert then I think quite bravely pointed out that he had been head of the department before Kenneth Clark.

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Post by big ed on February 24th 2013, 8:31 pm

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