Clarice Cliff (Died 1972 aged 73) – Bright patterns and art deco feel on ceramic (clay) pots
(Pronounced klar-is klif)
Clarice - Clad clay in bright risky colours
She clad clay in bright risky (Clarice) patterns. Sales nearly dropped off the cliff (Cliff) but her ceramics went the other way and became extremely successful.
Clarice Cliff became famous for designing dishes and household ceramic (clay) ware with a bold art deco style. This is a style of the 1920s and 1930s characterised by precise and boldly delineated geometric shapes and strong colours. They became items of art in their own right.
Melon on a shape 14 vase, and Circle Tree on an Eton shape coffeepot, 1930
Appliqué Lugano, 1930
Nobody before had created – Art as ceramic ware in such bright stylised colours