This January at Chiswick & Bedford Park our Artist of the Month is Clarice Cliff.
Born in Stoke-on-Trent on 20th January 1899, Cliff left school at the age of 13 to work in the pottery industry. Starting as a gilder, she moved on to freehand painting, enamelling and outlining. Her work soon caught her bosses attention, and he helped her apply to study at the Royal College of Arts in Paris.
In 1927 she opened her own studio, and developed a new pottery design called Bizarre which was made of colourful shapes. By 1929, she had roughly 70 people working with her.