Category: Lost Porcelain Studios

Connoisseur of Malvern Roses

Rose studies were a mainstay of the Connoisseur of Malvern porcelain studio during the 1980s. Most were designed by Diane Lewis – no surprise, in view of her expertise in flower making! I have included a bit of background about some of the actual rose cultivars that inspired the corresponding Connoisseur sculpture. Although roses occasionally…

Lost Porcelain Studios: Gunther Granget (Part 2)

Although birds formed the majority of sculptures that Granget designed for the Hutschenreuther studio (see Part 1), animal and human sculptures were not entirely neglected. This second of my two-part Granget overview will also look at some items he designed for mass market manufacturers. Animals and Fish for Hutschenreuther As with his birds, the Granget-for-Hutschenreuther…

Lost Porcelain Studios: Gunther Granget (Part 1)

Although most of my Lost Porcelain Studios series focuses on actual studio operations, there were a few porcelain artists who never had their own independent studio but instead spent their career as a marquee designer for one or more major porcelain companies. Gunther Granget was one of those. Gunther Granget was born in 1932 in…