Freeman McFarlin Gallery
This Gallery has 8 pages of Freeman McFarlin, including nice large pictures of over 100 pieces. Make sure you check out the "Not Freeman McFarlin" page, and My Freeman McFarlin Want List.
The links to these pages are at the bottom of this page.
Freeman McFarlin was founded by Gerald McFarlin and Maynard Anthony Freeman. Gerald McFarlin operated McFarlin Potteries in El Monte California for many years. Maynard Anthony Freeman joined him after WWII, and they became Freeman McFarlin. Maynard Anthony Freeman was exactly what this pottery needed. He transformed their line, which was mostly small, cute, whimiscal animal figurines, into something wonderful. His designs were amazing. His animal figurines were large pieces that made a real statement, and must have caused quite a buzz at the time. His Anthony signature is commonly found on pieces he designed, along with other designers such as Kay Finch, Rutledge, Hetrick and Wright.
These new designs were very successful,and Freeman McFarlin opened a second factory in San Marcos California. This success was short lived though and the business was sold shortly after their move to San Marcos. It was purchased by International Foods who closed the El Monte factory, and eventually sold the San Marcos factory to Hagen Renaker. Hagen Renaker operated the factory from 1980 to 1986.
These pages will show some of these wonderful designs. Almost everything pictured will be large stately pieces, from the San Marcos factory, because that is what I collect. I never liked the whimiscal pieces.
Earth-tone, Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf, Yellow, Red, Black, Green, Brown, White, Antique White, and a Lladro like blue / white, were all colors that Freeman McFarlin used. White and Gold are the most common colors. It is normal for the red under coating to show through on Gold Leaf pieces. This was part of the design.
Hagen Renaker produced many of the Freeman Mcfarlin designs. Some were sold with "Freeman McFarlin, a division of Hagen Renaker" tags. Hagen Renaker used white or gold leaf finishes on most of the Freeman pieces they produced, but they also made Gray Elephants, Brown Foxes, Gray Mice, and Siamese cats. They also used gold leaf and white finishes on pieces that were never produced by Freeman McFarlin. Collectors look at these pieces and immediately assume that they were made by Freeman McFarlin.
LINKS TO FREEMAN MCFARLIN PICTURES & INFORMATION
Freeman McFarlin Birds
Freeman McFarlin Cats
Freeman McFarlin Dogs
Freeman McFarlin Horses
Freeman McFarlin Wildlife
Not Freeman McFarlin
Freeman McFarlin Planters
Freeman McFarlin Want List
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