One of the UK’s most prolific and important ceramicists, Clarice Cliff is best known for her innovative, colour-rich designs, many of which are in our collections. The Art Deco movement had a major influence on her work and her commercial success.
In 1928 Cliff produced a simple, hand-painted pattern of crocus flowers in orange, blue and purple. Each flower was composed with upward brush strokes, then green leaves added, by holding the piece upside down and painting thin lines among the flowers. The ‘Crocus’ pattern was clearly completely hand-painted, which instantly attracted large sales. It became Cliff’s signature design.
V&A Art Deco: Clarice Cliff- https://bit.ly/3linzl7