The ffrench Family Dolphin Studio of Stockbridge MA

Stockbridge, Massachusetts · 5859 Sales


The ffrench Family Dolphin Studio of Stockbridge MA

Stockbridge, Massachusetts 5859 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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The ffrench Family

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The ffrench Family


Founded in 1970, The Dolphin Studio is a family run screen printing shop in The Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts

The ffrench family started making calendars way back in 1970 when John and Primm were newly weds. Now the endeavor is headed up by Crispina ffrench and Sofia Hughes, Primm and John's daughters. Our 2016 calendar is our 45th edition and we are printing 1500 of them this year.

Every year family members design twelve monthly images.
Crispina (that is me) has designed January, (with a nod to Felicitas. Felicitas, is our older sister who has lived, the last 13 years, in a state of fogginess with very advanced Multiple Sclerosis. Each year there is a month made in her honor using some of her amazing line drawings from years gone by as inspiration), I also designed April.
My kids, Ben, age 22 designed November this year while he was working at an awesome coffee shop in Boston. Lucy, 9 made May this year, showing her love of biology. Violet, 8, prolifically designs dresses, July's image this year.

Sofie Hughes, my sister, handles all our customer service. She designed August for 2016. Lily her 16 year old daughter designed September 2016. She was inspired by her love of culinary arts!
Jamie, Sofie and Pat's 8 year old daughter designed March. It's her reminder to all to brush your teeth. Sofie laughs and says Jamie battles that chore daily!

We have used 4 vintage prints this year from the archive. Our dad John designed February in 1978 and December in 1992. Mamma Primm designed June in 1983 and October in 2000. We used their images to cut new stencils and keep their sweet and individual aesthetic in our product.

Iif you can keep all that straight, you can see that this really is an old fashioned family endeavor.

We bow in gratitude to you for your interest and undying support of our Dolphin Studio.
Crispina and the whole ffrench family

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  • Gandon Editions

    Kinsale, Ireland

    Irish Art Book Publisher

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Last updated on February 4, 2011

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