The bizarre and fantasque ware of Clarice Cliff

The content:

The children are going to draw and construct/make a 3D vase out of paper and paint a motif inspired by Clarice Cliff's beautiful patterns. Observational drawings: we are going to draw one of Clarice Cliff's coffee set.

The medium:

A2 Paper. Gouache.

What are we going to look at: 

Clarice Cliff was an English ceramic artist active from 1922 to 1963. Clarice Cliff was a very famous designer of dishes and decorative household items from the early part of the 20th century. She came from a working-class family; her parents both worked in the pottery factories that were all around her hometown of Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, England.


In 1927, Clarice developed a new design for pottery that was unique and unlike anything that had been made before. The pottery was called ''Bizarre,'' and it featured bright colours and modern shapes. When the pottery was put up for sale the next year, it became extremely popular. Eventually, over 8.5 million pieces of Bizarre pottery were sold!