Clarice Cliff was one of the most prominent ceramic designers of the twentieth century. Born in 1899 in the Staffordshire Potteries, she started work as just another factory girl, but by 1928 had launched her own range of pottery, 'Bizarre'. A 'gargantuan feast of colour', it blazed a trail through the homes of inter-war Britain. But if Clarice Cliff's rise from apprentice gilder to art director was remarkable - and all the more so for her being a woman - it was not without its tensions; for years she conducted a secret relationship with her married boss. Fusing art, design and industry and vividly conveying the texture of women's lives between the wars, this is a compelling study of the complex, talented woman whose work is for many the epitome of art deco.Their magic tricks awakened an interest in the 1920s and 30s Ia#39;ve never lost, and in the story behind those decades a and so to Clarice Cliff and her story. ... The dramatic patterns that satisfied the a#39;longfelt want for colour in the homea#39;, 2 and have since established a lively collectorsa#39; ... Clarice Cliff has been described as a#39; the most important British ceramic designer of the twentieth centurya#39;; 3 detractors seeanbsp;...
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