Olive Barfoot, Canada

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Signed Olive Barfoot bird figurine

Post by hdm1950 on December 10th 2015, 11:44 am

I have had this bird figurine that is signed Olive Barfoot with a Canadian Guild of Potters label. The guild was active from 1936 to 1978. I suspect it is a different Olive Barfoot unless she had spent time in Canada.

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Olive Barfoot, Canada

Post by hercules brabazon on December 11th 2015, 12:50 am

I'm sure this is a different person. From what I can work out, the Canadian Olive Barfoot was married to Joseph W. Barfoot, also a potter (though presumably part time - he worked in insurance and kept bees too).  Both Olive and Joseph Barfoot showed in an exhibition organised by the Canadian Guild of Potters at the Royal Ontario Museum in 1961.


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Re: Olive Barfoot, Canada

Post by NaomiM on December 11th 2015, 1:30 am

hercules brabazon wrote:I'm sure this is a different person....

Agreed. I've split it from the Barfoot/Wells Pottery thread.

Just my personal opinion, take it or leave it.

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