Clarice Cliff, the most renowned and collectable British Art Deco ceramist, active from 1922 to 1940. Given a series of rejected pieces of pottery to paint, Cliff - barely more than a girl - used the whole colour spectrum for her palette and when asked how she would describe her style, she said "Bizarre." And so Bizarre Ware, her first and most collectable range was born.
Clarice Cliff Teapot, I really like the geometric shapes on this tea pot as it relates to my design them and the shapes look like the sharpe straight shapes from a totem pole. I love how it's colourful so it's more eye catching and every detail stands out. What I love lost is the shape of the teapot itself is geometric shapes, the base is a cone/triangle shape and the stand that supports it. This brings out more geometric shapes not only in 2-dimensional shapes but also 3-dimensional.
The May Avenue by Clarice Cliff, 1933. An avenue of red-roofed houses and spade-shaped trees, with a tree in green Cafe-au-Lait foliage in the foreground, all in pen outline. Sold for GBP34,000 at Christie’s South Kensington in 2003