Clarice Cliff (b. 20 January 1899 – d. 23 October 1972 was an English ceramic artist and designer. Active from 1922 to 1963, Cliff's designs represent the embodiment of the 1920s through Art Deco era - with the use of bright colours, geometric and abstract patterns appearing on unusual shapes.

Clarice Cliff is without peer in the Art Deco era and is now regarded as one of the most influential ceramics artists of the 20th Century. Her vast body of work is collected, valued and revered by collectors, the world over.

Key Facts:

  • Clarice Cliff born on January 20th 1899 in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent.
  • Clarice started work at the age of 13 in 'The Potteries'.
  • Moved to the AJ Wilkinson's pottery factory in 1916.
  • Clarice given her own studio. The famous 'Bizarre' wares launched 1927.
  • She marries her then boss, Colley Shorter, in 1940.
  • Moves with Colley to Chetwynd House, with its stunning gardens.
  • The factory continues to produce pottery bearing Clarice's name until 1964.
  • Clarice Cliff dies suddenly at Chetwynd House on 23rd October 1972.

Clarice Cliff

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