Artist; Occupational; Bucket
Profile of artist Darold Francis
Person Item Type Metadata
Cooper and Broom Maker
Family history inspired Darold Francis to begin coopering. His great, great-grandfather, John Francis, was born in Bristol, Gloucester, England in 1813. He was a cooper (barrel maker) by trade, as was his father before him, and he continued the trade after immigrating to America. Picking up a love of woodworking and building as a young man, Darold decided to direct his own skills towards reviving this Francis family tradition. He and his wife Pam demonstrate traditional Pioneer skills at many festivals across the state.
“Darold Francis,” Utah Folk Arts, accessed February 25, 2021, https://utahfolkarts.omeka.net/items/show/218.