Descended from a long line of potters, Cliff became one as well. Her color palette and decorative vocabulary, however, are unique. She produced two fanciful, popular ranges of Staffordshire pottery, "Bizarre" for the Newport Pottery and "Fantasque" for A. J. Wilkinson Ltd., both of which are characterized by abstract geometric patterns and stylized Art Deco landscapes.
Inscription: Signed and inscribed (on base, printed in black): Hand Painted / Fantastique by / Clarice Cliff / Wilkinson Ltd. / England; (incised): 28c / (scratched): 17x
Susan Pear and Louis K. Meisel, New York (until 1982; their gift to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Classic/Fantastic: Selections from the Modern Design Collection," December 21, 2007–April 5, 2009, no catalogue.