50s church

Studio Ann 'Flynn's Church, Alice Springs'Studio Anna pin dish
made in Australia, 1950s

Studio Anna made souvenirware for tourists to take home from Australia in the 40s and 50s- and here we have a lovely pin dish from Alice Springs inscribed ‘Flynn’s Church.’ Clearly, Flynn’s Church was a] an important institution in Alice Springs and b] in Alice Springs.

I love the bland churchy rendering of this image- it could be any of a hundred churches built in the 50s – so I suspect it was mass produced for the many- but given a hand-inscribed name for the few.

I’m a great fan of Studio Anna – hand-renderings in ceramic glaze of the 50s and 60s in Australia- a wonderful portrait of the times. I have  amassed a sizeable collection – see several posts below.

The Studio Anna pin dish ‘Flynn’s Church’ is for sale: $AUD35

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