The Staffordshire born and bred designer Clarice Cliff made her
name with the brightly coloured range of Art Deco pottery she
designed in the 1920s. Her talent was first spotted in 1916 when
she joined Arthur J. Wilkinson, a Burslem maker of standard
She trained at art school and was eventually given her own
studio and a team of paintresses to work with her on more
Based at the Newport Pottery warehouse, the team first used old
Newport blanks which they covered in the brightly coloured and
distinctive designs that were launched in 1927 as the Bizarre
range. The associated Fantasque range evolved between
1928 and 1934 and mainly featured abstracts or landscapes of
cottages and trees.
Written by Anne
From the ATG Archive
13 June 2009
WHEN a market softens, it is often best to return to first principles – the core values of condition, market freshness and pricing that can be overlooked when an area of collecting really ‘takes off’.
27 March 2009
NO-ONE seemed to be in doubt about the quality of Sevi Guatelli’s Clarice Cliff collection.
27 May 2005
THE reputation established by Gardiner Houlgate over the last ten years for Clarice Cliff pottery has resulted in two specialist sales each year of around 200 lots.
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04 February 2014
It was the most important consignment of work by the Rhead family to come onto the market in years. But would the respect in which the remarkable dynasty of potters are held translate into remarkable prices?
12 September 2011
MORE details have come to light regarding the break-in at Long Street Antiques Centre in Tetbury during the early hours of Friday, August 26.
10 December 2011
ONE pointer to the buoyancy of a particular collecting field is whether or not it merits its own dedicated sale.
04 August 2008
A YORKSHIRE dealer lost a lifetime's collection in one night when thieves stole the bulk of his Clarice Cliff stock built up over the last 25 years. Art Deco dealer Muir Hewitt lost around 55 pieces of Clarice Cliff when the thieves targeted his shop in the Redbrick Mill in Batley in the early hours of July 26.
03 October 2011
HONITON in Devon is the first town to announce a major festival to mark National Antiques Week.
18 December 2007
Midlands auctioneers Fieldings and the Clarice Cliff Collectors’ Club (CCCC) are to join forces to hold sales of the avidly collected Art Deco pottery.