Earthen Luxury: Frances Palmer's Terra Cotta

May 21, 2012
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Frances Palmer has long been celebrated for her handmade earthenware and porcelain tableware and vases. In gardening circles, the Connecticut artist is equally praised for her green thumb. Now Palmer is expanding her pottery line to encompass both endeavors. Her new vessels are inspired by ancient Greek and Roman models and by one of Palmer’s heroes, early 20th-century American ceramicist George Ohr, known for his abstract figures and organic lines.