Clarice Cliff – ceramics


Having a little fun at my work does not make me any less of an artist, and people who appreciate truly beautiful and original creations in pottery are not frightened by innocent tomfoolery

Clarice Cliff, 1931


(Left) This is the type of funky 1930s ceramics whacky shapes and imaginatively handpainted home plates, bowls, teasets part of the Clarice Cliff output, from the Potteries area in England, in 1920s and 30s.  Clarice began work painting ceramics, aged 13, but unlike many of her contemporaries, she kept studying and learning the whole range of painting and glazing skills – which enabled her to develop her own styles.

You can see more on her official website, here:

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