Sunday 4 June 2017

Clarice Cliff Artwork

When you walk down our main corridor please be sure to stop and admire the colourful creations of our Art Club and More Able artists project. Inspired by Clarice cliff they have designed their own bright and cheerful art deco designs.

Who is Clarice Cliff?
Clarice Cliff (20 January 1899 – 23 October 1972) was an English ceramic artist active from 1922 to 1963. She began as an apprentice potter.

When did she start her career?
Incredibly her artwork can be traced back to her time at school where she made models from papier-mâché. After school Cliff would visit aunts, who were hand painters at a local pottery company.

At the age of just 13, Cliff started working in the pottery industry. Her first work was as a gilder, adding gold lines on ware of traditional design.

How valuable is her artwork?
The world record price for a piece of Clarice Cliff is held by Christie's, South Kensington, London, who sold an 18-inch 'charger' (wall plaque) for £39,500 in 2004!

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