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Me And Clarice Cliff

The staffordshire potteries was where a thirteen year old girl learnt her skills and wooed the World of ceramic art. She was Clarice Cliff and the year was in 1910 ..1913

The girl from the potteries

I have been mad on Clarice for many years now, I deeply admire her and although she is dead now I still look for her when out and about. That must sound strange to people who don't know about her, and her genius like art.

I know if I go to a large venue as in antique fair, in the centre of any big town, I am sure to see a hand painted work personally worked on by Clarice.

The jazz age of Art Deco

Who would have believed a young girl from the potteries would be the guiding light for such wonderful art pieces that are so longed for by many.

Her skills with a little mix of French expertise , maybe from inspiration of Monet and others,gave the world the ability to have a unique piece of art at a reasonable prize.

Image Credit » My photo:maxeen

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VinceSummers wrote on January 15, 2015, 2:54 PM

I love the art deco period. I hope the piece of pottery in the picture above isn't hers, though. It looks like a beginner's effort.

kat123456 wrote on January 15, 2015, 2:59 PM

I admit to being a bit in the dark on this but the photo is beautiful!

zabelle51 wrote on January 15, 2015, 3:06 PM

I love potteries and I see examples of Clarice CLiff often, I had some in my booth when I was an Antique dealer but I sold it. Now I wish I hadn't but well too late for tears. :)

maxeen wrote on January 15, 2015, 3:21 PM

Thanks for that ,I love it ,it has suddenly become more sort after ,it was made in the 1930s . The name is 'The garden series.' You would recognise her more popular ceramics.

maxeen wrote on January 15, 2015, 3:22 PM

If you love the work of Clarice you have nice taste.

maxeen wrote on January 15, 2015, 3:24 PM

I know that feeling! I have had some pretty good stuff in my time ,then sometimes stuff is not keeping it's price...

k2705 wrote on January 15, 2015, 3:47 PM

I don't really know a lot about this sort of thing but I have heard of Clarice Cliffe.

maxeen wrote on January 15, 2015, 4:19 PM

A lot of people,young ones,are buying her rarer pieces as an investment---hey not to be done if dogs and little ones live there ...

JustEm wrote on January 15, 2015, 8:47 PM

My husband is a great collecter of pieces of hers emoticon :smile:

BarbRad wrote on January 15, 2015, 10:02 PM

I feel very ignorant. I have to admit to never having heard of Clarice. I don't know much about pottery, either.

bestwriter wrote on January 16, 2015, 12:23 AM

Have you bought any of her art and if so that would be a good investment.

arthurchappell wrote on January 16, 2015, 7:32 AM

A very impressive photo example of her work - I get nervous near pottery and vases as I don't want to urn it Clouseau and break anything

maxeen wrote on January 16, 2015, 7:38 AM

He must be very in the know about her ceramics,they are spectacular ! Good luck to him---

maxeen wrote on January 16, 2015, 7:40 AM

Her story is some people describe it as a rags to riches life.

maxeen wrote on January 16, 2015, 7:48 AM

Arthur,just this minute Paul asked for a pen and as he reached on the mantel piece he caused mahem, disaster as candles and even the said jug began to tremble and wobble -okay though. Clouseau was a good description !

maxeen wrote on January 16, 2015, 7:53 AM

yes, I have a fair bit of 'The age of jazz' figures. One never really knows with collectables ,they are up and down,usually up when the economy is down, but not always.

scheng1 wrote on January 17, 2015, 8:52 AM

She must be really gifted. I just wish that we have more talented people like her.

maxeen wrote on January 17, 2015, 11:08 AM

That is a lovely comment hopefully talent 'will out'

BodieMor wrote on January 22, 2015, 5:37 PM

You have a lovely piece, there. Do you have a large collection of her work?

maxeen wrote on January 27, 2015, 7:55 AM

Unfortunately no! I do have a few of the 'age of Jazz' and wish I had more.They are lovely.