A Definitive Centenary Celebration.
Clarice Cliff remains one of the most renowned ceramic artists of the 20th century. Today, almost 100 years on from her birth, this book explores the life and work of this fascinating artist.
Leonard Griffin explains her achievements and artistic significance, and celebrates these with excellently reproduced archive photography and colour images of all her major shapes and designs. All aspects of her life are revealed - her motivations and ambitions, her success in the 1930s, the role of Colley Shorter, her mentor and later her husband, in her personal and professional life, and how she took on the art "establishment", challenged, it, survived it, and rejected it.
Extensive in-depth research by the author has brought to light new aspects of Cliff's life. Other areas of the book to enthrall newcomer and enthusiast alike include the only known recorded conversation with Cliff and a comprehensive reference section detailing all her major shapes, designs and her painters.
- Publication Date:
- 20 / 10 / 1999
- 273 x 220mm