Frederick Hurten

Born in Hanley, Staffordshire in 1880Frederick Hurten Rhead

Career: 

  • Apprentice at Brownfields (with his father) c.1891 – c.1897
  • Moved with his father to Wileman & Co. 1897 – 1899
  • Credited with teaching his sisters (Charlotte & Dollie) tube-lining techniques whilst at Wileman’s.
  •  Appointed Art Director (aged just 19) at Wardle & Co., whilst continuing to work at Wileman’s, as well as decorating for Thomas Forester Art Pottery 1899 – 1902
  • Emigrated to the USA and joined the Avon Pottery in Ohio 1902 – c.1904
  • Continued working in Ohio for companies such as Weller & Roseville c.1904 – 1908
  • Pottery Instructor at the Scool of Ceramic Art, St. Louis 1908 – c.1910
  • Set up his own pottery in Santa Barbara, California c.1911 – ?
  • Returned to Ohio and became Research Director at the American Encaustic Tiling Company c. 1913 – ?
  • Art Director at Homer Laughlin China Co, Newell, West Virginia ? – 1942

Frederick Hurten died in New York in November 1942