Her mark, FR in a square monogram surrounded by'1 9 2 VI' is incised on the base. One of the pioneer women studio potters of the early 20th century. She studied pottery under Richard Lunn at the Royal College of Art. Frances Richards worked from her home at 178 Archway Road, London where she had a kiln in the garden.
Her work was illustrated in The Studio Yearbook of Decorative Art, 1917, 1927,1928. For most of 20th century Britain was the world leader in studio ceramics, which could be loosely defined as an activity where all stages of manufacture are carried out by a single artist.
Much has been written about these three men, but arguably the first true studio potter was Frances Emma Richards. The Victoria and Albert Museum Collection, Oxford. Phaidon, Christie's, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum 1990. Aberystwyth University Ceramic Collection and Archive. Condition is very good, no cracks or chips or damage.
The pictures are taken in different lights. The item "Frances Emma Richards Signed Vase 1926 Antique British Studio Pottery Stoneware" is in sale since Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Vases". The seller is "bondhams" and is located in Merstham, Surrey.
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