Original ‘Bizarre’ plate by Clarice Cliff

Made by Newport Pottery Co Ltd in England, c.1928.

This plate was designed by Clarice Cliff (1899-1972), one of the best known British ceramic designers of the 20th century. Cliff was the first British ceramicist to develop Art Deco patterns and shapes for commercial production and her boldly coloured designs of the late 1920s and the 1930s significantly influenced fashionable tableware produced by other Staffordshire ceramic factories. The most prominent ceramic designer in Britain between 1927 and 1939, Cliff was also the first woman art direc...


An octagonal, mould-pressed, white earthenware plate, the well is hand painted with a geometric design of stylised sun (eight-pointed star form) in orange, royal blue and white and set against orange background. The central motif is encircled by a wide, white (reserved) band and the rim is painted in royal blue. All colours are separated by thick brown lines.


15 mm


The plate was designed by Clarice Cliff and made by Newport Pottery Co Ltd, England, c 1928. It is part of the 'Original Bizarre' range, shape no B18.
Cliff, Clarice
Newport Pottery Co Ltd c.1928


Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program by Ron Greedy, 2009
1 May, 2009

Cite this Object

Original 'Bizarre' plate by Clarice Cliff 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 November 2017, <https://ma.as/389322>
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