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Fantastic Flowers of Clarice Cliff Leonard Griffin

Fantastic Flowers of Clarice Cliff

Leonard Griffin

Published May 1st 1999
ISBN : 9780810911833
Hardcover
120 pages
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Clarice Cliffs Bizarre ceramics, with their spectacular colors and innovative Art Deco shapes, are avidly collected. Here, expert Leonard Griffin explores Cliffs lifelong passion for flowers and shows how many of her most popular designs wereMoreClarice Cliffs Bizarre ceramics, with their spectacular colors and innovative Art Deco shapes, are avidly collected. Here, expert Leonard Griffin explores Cliffs lifelong passion for flowers and shows how many of her most popular designs were inspired by that love.When Cliff (1899-1972) married in 1940, she moved to an Arts and Crafts home in the English countryside with a five-acre garden. There, she learned how to grow the flowers her Bizarre girls had been painting on her pottery. Her delight in gardening is revealed here in never-before-published extracts from Cliffs personal letters, and in her own gorgeous photographs of her garden, reproduced from the original transparencies for the first time.A wealth of colorplates display Cliffs vibrant works. With a glossary and directory of floral designs, this book provides a fascinating glimpse into the private world of one of the 20th centurys most important ceramic artists.