“It’s intriguing once you get into the history,” Sharon Borthwick says about her collection of Quimper hand-painted earthenware. The Prairie Village resident has amassed a collection of about 150 pieces of the French pottery called faïence. Quimper, the name of the town in which the faïence pottery is made, has a rich history of production dating back to 1685. Fans of the earthenware will head to Kansas City this month for a Sept. 21-25 convention.
“It’s intriguing once you get into the history,” Sharon Borthwick says about her collection of Quimper hand-painted earthenware. The Prairie Village resident has amassed a collection of about 150 pieces of the French pottery called faïence. Quimper, the name of the town in which the faïence pottery is made, has a rich history of production dating back to 1685. Fans of the earthenware will head to Kansas City this month for a Sept. 21-25 convention. Rich Sugg rsugg@kcstar.com
“It’s intriguing once you get into the history,” Sharon Borthwick says about her collection of Quimper hand-painted earthenware. The Prairie Village resident has amassed a collection of about 150 pieces of the French pottery called faïence. Quimper, the name of the town in which the faïence pottery is made, has a rich history of production dating back to 1685. Fans of the earthenware will head to Kansas City this month for a Sept. 21-25 convention. Rich Sugg rsugg@kcstar.com

French pottery collectors to convene in Kansas City

September 10, 2016 06:00 AM