At this time there was a massive increase in the output of ornate ceramics, especially from the potteries of the Staffordshire area of Stoke-on-Trent. The Art Deco Potteries website concentrates of those factories outputting art wares which have since become indicative of the era and which encapsulate the Art Deco movement.
Art Deco Potters & Designers
The Art Deco era saw many innovations in the field of design - none more so than in ceramics and pottery. Most people have heard of the Art Deco ceramics designer and potter Clarice Cliff but the story goes far beyond the brightly coloured and geometric designs of Clarice's Bizarre range for the Wilkinsons factory.
Though difficult to set a particular start for this 'modern' trend as it became known, by around 1910 significant advances had been made by major contributors to the new crisp appearance of Art Deco.
Though the actual coining of the phrase Art Deco didn't happen until 1966 the consensus is that is derived from the Paris exhibition of 1925, L'exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels. Like Nouveau, Art Deco has its roots in France.
Potteries or trade names
The Art Deco potteries featured on this website may be referred to by their original names, brand names, or styles. In some instances, these brand names or styles have become synonymous with the pottery itself, gaining popularity among Art Deco ceramic enthusiasts.
To cater to the preferences of these enthusiasts, we've primarily employed terms that are widely recognized within the Art Deco ceramic community. We've also made an effort to identify and acknowledge instances where brand, style, or trade names have been used instead of the pottery's actual name during the Art Deco era. Wherever possible, dates and references have been included alongside these names to provide context and historical accuracy.
Help us with content
We are eager to improve and add to the content of the Art Deco Potters website. If you would like to contribute then please email details to us. If you have a pottery item you'd like displayed on the website then please email details - we'll then reply so you can send in photos. Or please feel free to supply text for a new Art Deco potter. Thank you.
Global Ceramic Restoration
GCR Services specialise in Art Deco ceramics restoration produced by the Art Deco potteries of the 1920s and 1930s. We would like to thank GCR for supplying some of the images and information that is contained within this website.
Art Deco Tours of London
Slip into the Jazz Age with an Art Deco tour of London by London Country Tours. Explore the city's most captivating Art Deco buildings in a chauffeur-driven car, and perhaps conclude your day with an elegant afternoon tea at the Savoy.