For many years Roger Capron ceramics have been highly sought after in France and America for their bright colours and unusual forms. Capron from the early period is handbuilt and often unique, especially the Callis pieces which were made in conjunction with Robert Picault and Jean Derval. As the Capron business grew, moulded shapes were the dominant production, still decorated by hand, by a large workshop. Early 50s pieces can be found that are probably painted by Capron himself. Later, Capron moved back into handbuilt unique Raku pieces usually based on animal or human forms. Like Picasso, Caprons imagery is heavily redolent of the sunny south of France with bulls, rascasse fish and le soleil in many forms making appearances. Capron is still relatively undervalued though rarer and more sculptural pieces are into four figures on occasion. We have a large inventory of Capron - please let us know if you are looking for anything in particular or are wanting to build or add to an existing collection.
Relatively unknown outside of Poole pottery collecting, Eddie Goodall was chief turner at Poole in the 1950s and went on with Robert Jefferson to found Purbeck Pottery in 1966. The modern style and heavily textured work at Purbeck was complemented with some interesting glazes and addition of other materials such as glass and enamel. The early pieces were distinctly "artistic" but later wares were purely utilitarian. We have a couple of EG chargers on the site for sale at the moment which should prove to be a good investment for the future.
2015 looks like it could be an interesting year for Modernforms as we try to establish ourselves. Stock updates and posts will be attempted regularly and we will try to keep items at all levels for all sorts of collectors Please feel free to email us if you are looking for anything in particular as we have a good network of buying contacts and other collectors. Here is a detail of an item just sold to a collector from our stock that never made it to the site, a fabulous lino and wood engraving by Gertrude Hermes dating to 1950 and one of only 30 copies.