Capricho Arabe (optional guitar music)


has closed down permanently in Canada


will soon arise from its ashes

in Almería, España




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This is the 'Indalo', a prehistoric cave-painting found in the province of Almería, Spain and adopted as its good-luck symbol.

My name is Françoise Chapman Baudelot and I was born in Paris, France. However, I spent most of my adult life in Spain where I studied sculpture for a year at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Madrid before moving south to Andalucía. In the province of Almería I learned the potter's craft, having being inspired and encouraged by the local folk potters of the village of Níjar. In 1989 I relocated to British Columbia, Canada, and  worked as an independent studio potter in the garage adjoining our home. In my 'spare time', I wrote novellas and short stories. I mostly  made strictly functional pots, but I sometimes worked on ceramic sculpture, more for relaxation than with an eye to selling it. Most of these human figures still adorn the backyard, some surrounding my kilnshed like kilngods. In summer I enjoyed making small perforated porcelain bowls which I fired in a home-made raku kiln which I have now sold along with most of my other equipment. Click here for more about my Raku kiln These are almost non-functional pieces - being full of holes - but very decorative.

Here are some samples of my Canadian work:

Not much room to move, but this is where I worked for several years.

And this is what it looks like now



                          Teapots with green, bronze and purple glazes - 6 & 4 cups                                   


Teaset with bronze glaze and sgraffito maple leaf design



12½" shallow bowl & 12½" platter with carved maple leaf design


 Raku kaleidoscopes   

 For comments or enquiries, you may email me at:

Links to some other sites:

Willow Tree Pottery, Manitoba, Canada                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

The Wiltjer Pottery, Maine, USA                                                                                                                                             

Visit the potting village of Buño in Galicia,Spain                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 Michelle Lowe in the Arizona desert

Gary Shaffer in West Virginia

Anne Webb in Alabama

Pinehill Pottery in West Virginia

The Ceramics Web - An excellent database for potters everywhere

A wonderful selection of regional and national flags for your homepage   



Background music "Capricho Arabe" by Francisco Tárrega, arranged for midi by  Carlos do Rosario Tchiang

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