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Susie cooper production

Two months later Susie resigned her position as a director and operated solely as a designer. She was very interested in nature as a child and made carvings and models based on her observations. Following this Miss Cooper had a studio at William Adams in Tunstall where she designed as prolifically as ever, in the idiom of the moment. . In 1968 she had around 30 designs in production — including some which she had bought with her to Wedgwood Glen Mist and Black Fruits. They included Heraldry, Carnaby Daisy, Harlequinade, Nebula, Diablo and Pennant. Although this is not seen by some as a good thing, it has helped collectors discover which items of Susie Cooper are more common than others and has also brought some real rarities into the market place.

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Susie cooper production

Wood and Sons became the main supplier of white ware for the Susie Cooper pottery, thus Harry combined the support of a new designer with good business. Her work in the Art Deco style, with bold, geometric patterns and bright colours, is the most popular amongst collectors. The Susie Cooper Information Site is only intended as an introduction and tribute to her work. From here she continued to work as a free-lance designer. This limitation on Susie Cooper's design ideas led to her break away to on her birthday in 1929 29 October.

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VINTAGE SUSIE COOPER Production Grey Leaf 5 Demitasse Cups & 4 Saucers Art Deco

Susie cooper production

Page 63 mark for Plant Bros c. Probably the most familiar of Susie's factory marks. The impressed 1131 is the year mark indicating the production date of the actual plate, November 1931. The coffee pot on the extreme right, with banded pattern 7670, is a shape which Susie Cooper regarded as being hers. Signature Susie Cooper, transfer based on her signature.

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Vintage Original Susie Cooper China & Dinnerware for sale

Susie cooper production

Gloria Lustre Gloria lustre A. This example has the addition of pattern name and number included. Keen to repeat in bone china what she had achieved in earthenware, Susie sought to produce a range of dinnerware. Her work was so impressive that her name appeared on the ware she had designed. Susie Cooper, Wedgwood Susie Cooper 1902-1995 was a powerhouse ceramic designer, and arguably the most important British ceramic designer of the 20th Century. Her career spanned over seven decades and encompassed some of the iconic periods of the Twentieth Century. Her partner in the venture was her brother-in-law Jack Beeson.

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Susie Cooper China & Dinnerware for sale

Susie cooper production

This type of mark seems to only appear on special or short order patterns. In 1966 Susie Cooper Pottery merged with Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd. Special order or short run patterns like Puck and Seagull were often not included in this sequence of numbers, while some numbers were not used. After three weeks the George Street Pottery was closed by the owners creditors, so Susie was forced to relocate. Plant in 1958, a family whom Susie had been friends with for many years, gave her access to a tunnel oven which made the mass production of flatware possible. Mr Gray designated Susie Cooper designer and a special backstamp was devised for her designs, incorporating her name.

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Susie cooper production

International acclaim has always been accorded to Susie Cooper. This would be a tall order for a single designer, especially when the development of a pattern onto many shapes — egg-cups, plates, tea-pots, bowls, casseroles etc — is taken into account. Gray initially to train as a paintress. This fresh and curvaceous shape was embellished with subtle sgraffito scrolls, circles and dots on an aerographed body. Note Pastorel is pattern 8335.

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Susie cooper production

Until now Susie's' production had been restricted to earthenware. Susie Cooper Bone China Variations In different colours: Brown, green, blue. One of the most remarkable pieces on this stand, however, was a vegetable dish in silver and turquoise enamel, part of a dinner service of 54 pieces. Often found in combination with the above mark e. The initial reaction to the merger was one of optimism: the merger released Susie from factory management responsibilities, allowing more time for designing. A few patterns are known to have continued in production after she left, some even have minor pattern changes which only adds to the confusion.

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Susie cooper production

Member of the Wedgwood Group added in black circa March 1966. Her wares were intended to be attractive yet functional: cups that retained the heat and handles designed with comfort in mind. Learn about Cooper, Susie Susie Cooper began her career as a paintress decorating wares for A. The immense and diverse range of patterns that She designed have left the collector with a wonderful choice of areas to collect, early art Deco hand painted ware from the Grays period, her rare and elusive early independent productions, fresh floral lithographs of the mid 1930's, post-war sgraffito and bone china, or her work while with Wedgwood, the choice is vast. Also a fruit bowl, by the same artist. Art and Antiques, June 10, 1978.

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