Frederick Alfred Rhead
(1856 - 1933)
Frederick Alfred Rhead was active/lived in England. Frederick Rhead is known for pottery and pottery decoration, graphic design.
Biography Frederick Alfred Rhead
Frederick Alfred Rhead (1856-1933) was a potter working in North Staffordshire, England. He is not to be confused with his son Frederick Hurten Rhead (1880-1942) who was also a potter, and who worked mainly in the USA. His other children included the pottery designer Charlotte Rhead.
Frederick Alfred Rhead's father, G.W. Rhead, worked in the pottery industry, and young Frederick was apprenticed at Mintons Ltd. He was one of a number of apprentices who in the 1870s learnt the art of pâte-sur-pâte decoration from Marc-Louis Solon, a French émigré who was the leading exponent of this ceramic technique. Rhead continued to work in pâte-sur-pâte after leaving Minton.
He joined Wedgwood and went on to work at a number of potteries i
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