Fascinating folk

October 2023

Art

Local art is bound up with the pottery industry and the Burslem School of Art.

Clarice Cliff was the celebrated creator of the iconic Bizarre Ware in the 1920s. She lived in Clayton in her later life. Her cutting-edge designs spawned countless imitations. Her fascinating life story is told in recent film The Colour Room, which you can see at the Brampton Museum this month (scroll down to book).

We have many other notable artists.

Jack Simcock (Mow Cop), Wolstanton-born Maurice Wade and Wolstanton resident Arthur Berry. Berry studied at the Burslem School of Art. His distinctive work included landscapes and portraits. These artists all produced work rooted in the locality.

The Brampton Museum houses hundreds of artworks. Many of them linked in some way to the life of the town.

What's on

Fascinating folk of Newcastle film show: Clarice Cliff

Brampton Museum, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 0QP

Thursday 19 October 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

A special film show by Ray Johnson about the life of artist Clarice Cliff.

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Feature Film Show: The colour room

Provisional date (tbc) Sunday 22 October at 2pm.

A live showing of the 2021 feature film starring Phoebe Dynevor and filmed at Gladstone Pottery Museum. A selection of props from the movie will also be on display.

Fascinating folk of Newcastle talk: Clarice Cliff

Brampton Museum, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 0QP

Thursday 26 October 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

A special talk by Potteries Museum and Art Gallery curator Ben Miller about the life of artist Clarice Cliff.

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