La Poterie de Sophie - Anne Favre Dariel

La Poterie de Sophie - Anne Favre Dariel

In 1936 Anne Favre (1914-1983) worked with her parents and her sister Lilette (Gisèle Pinsard) in the family company Les Quatre Potiers. After the war and the return of her father, who had been a prisoner in Germany for 5 years, she started the Poterie de Sophie with the painter Jean-Claude Dariel (1917-1991) in 1945. So named as Anne liked the name and felt that it suited the style of pottery produced. Situated originally in Longnes to the West of Paris, then from 1958 in Le Crestet, near Vaison-la-Romaine in Provence, they produced decorative ceramics with brightly coloured stylised patterns.  Textiles (Curtains, Bed Linen and Tablecloths) were produced for Merceron, Pierre Frey, Chotard and Hermès. The company closed in 1972.

 

Gisèle Pinsard continued her work and there is a very interesting site, which shows her production

 http://giselepinsard-les4potiers.fr/

 

With grateful thanks to Christophe Dariel, Anne's son.