Here is an overview of the Henriot Factory and their business model.
In case you were not aware, there is a Club for Quimper enthusiasts - Quimper Club International. Made up of over 250 members in half-a-dozen countries, The Club includes the leading authors, dealers, and collectors in the field among its members. Membership is only $50 year and includes the very informative QCI Newsletter twice a year [...]
In 1779, Francois Eloury established a faience factory in the Locmaria area of Quimper. By the mid 1880's the factory was very successful. In 1869 Augustine Porquier inherited the factory. In 1872, she hired the artist Alfred Beau to work at the factory and the Golden Age of Quimper began. Beau's artistic skill is unsurpassed in [...]
Saint Corentin is a Breton saint and the first bishop to serve Quimper. He was one of the seven founding saints of Brittany. According to his life as told in the Vita of St. Corentin written about 1220-1235, he was born around 375 in Cornwall. He became a hermit in Plomodiern, where his piety was [...]
On Wednesday, I met with Jean-Pierre Le Goff, Owner of Henriot, in New York City. He presented me with a wonderful gift, a commemorative plate celebrating LaFayette's voyage to The American Colonies aboard L'Hermione. Last April, a reproduction of L'Hermione set sail from France to Yorktown, Virginia. To celebrate the voyage, Henriot created a limited edition series [...]
Yesterday I had a wonderful visit from the owner of Henriot, Jean Pierre Le Goff and his lovely wife Marie. He introduce new products being developed at Henriot which we will soon be able to offer to our US clients. We also talked about what a wonderful place Brittany is. If you have never visit [...]