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What is the rarest Clarice Cliff?
All are clearly marked ‘Wedgwood Clarice Cliff’. This example copies one of the rarest Clarice Cliff designs, the Age of Jazz flat-back figures of dancers and musicians.
Who did Clarice Cliff marry?
Colley Shorterm. 1940
How many Clarice Cliff designs are there?
Clarice Cliff is best known for her innovative, colourful designs, many of which are often seen in our sales. The Art Deco movement had a major influence on her work and her commercial success. There are over 2,000 variations of Clarice Cliff pieces, so being able to spot a real one from a fake is crucial.
What era is Clarice Cliff?
One of the UK’s most prolific and important ceramicists, Clarice Cliff is best known for her innovative, colour-rich designs, many of which are in our collections. The Art Deco movement had a major influence on her work and her commercial success.
Is Clarice Cliff still popular?
Despite its popularity, Clarice Cliff remains an accessible route into collecting and there are still some hidden gems out there waiting to be discovered – here’s our guide to helping you kick-start your collection.
When did Clarice Cliff work at Newport pottery?
In 1930, Cliff was appointed Art Director to Newport Pottery and A. J. Wilkinson, the two adjoining factories that produced her wares. Her work involved spending more time with Colley Shorter, and this gradually developed into an affair, conducted in secrecy.
Is Clarice Cliff dead?
Clarice Cliff/Living or Deceased
Where is Newport pottery?
Earthenware producer Newport Pottery based in Newport Lane, Burslem, was bought in 1920 by the Shorter family, owners of the nearby AJ Wilkinson Ltd’s Royal Staffordshire Pottery. At the end of the 1920s the pottery became the base for the decorating shop.
Did Woolworths sell Clarice Cliff?
A spokeswoman for Christie’s says: “The interest in Clarice Cliff is incredible. Cliff achieved the almost unheard-of distinction of getting her name on her work. In 1928 she set up her famous Bizarre brand, and her cruets, vases, tea sets, plates and, later, figurines were sold en masse from places like Woolworths.
When was Clarice Cliff at Newport Pottery?
The 1930s. In 1930, Cliff was appointed Art Director to Newport Pottery and A. J. Wilkinson, the two adjoining factories that produced her wares. Her work involved spending more time with Colley Shorter, and this gradually developed into an affair, conducted in secrecy.
Did Clarice Cliff marry?
Clarice Cliff is, today, regarded as one of the most influential ceramics artists of the 20th Century and her work is collected, valued and admired the World over. Clarice given her own studio. The famous ‘Bizarre’ wares launched 1927. She marries her then boss, Colley Shorter, in 1940.
How do you recognize Clarice Cliff?
Backstamps. If you think you’ve spotted a piece of Clarice Cliff the next step is to check the backstamp, normally located on the underside of the item. Most genuine Cliff pieces are marked with the name of the design, her signature and a date.