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Adams, William (bap. 1746, d. 1805), potter, was baptized on 15 June 1746 in Tunstall, Staffordshire, the posthumous son of Edward Adams (d. 1745/6), potter, and Martha, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Adams. There were three William Adamses who were potters in ...

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Astbury, John (1688?–1743?), potter, was probably the son of John Astbury (b. 1663) and Anna Hales (d. 1703). Uncertainty arises because there were several John Astburys in the Staffordshire Potteries at this time. John Astbury and Anna Hales had three other children, a daughter, ...

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Barlow, Hannah Bolton (1851–1916), ceramicist, was born on 2 November 1851 at Church End House, Little Hadham, Hertfordshire, the seventh of nine children of Benjamin Irlam Barlow (1813–1866), bank manager, and his Quaker wife, Hannah Bolton (1816–1882). As she grew up in rural ...

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Quentin Claudian Stephen Bell (1910–1996) by Duncan Fraser, 1982 [in his pottery at Cobbe Place] © Duncan Fraser; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bell, Quentin Claudian Stephen (1910–1996), art historian and potter, was born into the heart of the Bloomsbury group on 19 August 1910, the younger son of (Arthur) Clive Heward Bell (1881–1964), art critic, and his wife, Vanessa Bell (1879–1961), painter, and the daughter of ...

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Bloor, Robert (d. 1846), ceramicist, was probably born at Church Gresley, Derbyshire, where many of his family are buried. He worked as a clerk for the Old Derby China Works for several years before buying the firm for £5000 in 1811, from Michael Kean...

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Bouverie, Katharine Harriot Duncombe Pleydell- (1895–1985), potter, was born on 7 June 1895 at Coleshill House, Berkshire, the youngest of three children of Duncombe Pleydell-Bouverie (1842–1909), second son of Jacob, fourth earl of Radnor, and his wife, Maria Eleanor Hulse. She was brought up in ...

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Katharine Harriot Duncombe Pleydell- Bouverie (1895–1985) by Mayotte Magnus, 1977 © Mayotte Magnus; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Braden, (Dorothy Kathleen) Norah [Lise] (1901–2001), potter, was born on 19 July 1901 at 1 Marine Drive, Margate, Kent, the daughter of John Templeton Braden, stationer, and his wife, Jessie Norwood, née Arnold. Multi-talented, she finally decided on a career in pottery after exploring other art forms (she was for example a skilled violinist, or fiddle player as she preferred to say, and gave public performances during the First World War). Although the family had only modest means—her father was a lay preacher who opened a bookshop in ...

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Cardew, Michael Ambrose (1901–1983), potter, was born on 26 May 1901 at Wimbledon, Surrey, the third son and fourth child in the family of five sons and one daughter of Arthur Cardew, a civil servant, and his wife, Alexandra Rhoda, daughter of George William Kitchin...

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Michael Ambrose Cardew (1901–1983) by unknown photographer, 1937 © reserved; unknown collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Casson, (Frederick) Michael [Mick] (1925–2003), potter, was born on 2 April 1925 at 43 Leaside Avenue, Muswell Hill, London, one of four children of William Casson, restaurant proprietor, and his wife, Dorothy Mabel, née Miller. He showed an early aptitude for art. Despite being born with several vertebrae welded together in his neck, he also became a proficient sportsman, swimmer, and diver, though a deep dive as a youth damaged an eardrum leaving him deafened in one ear, a disability which, like his neck, he rarely mentioned. During the Second World War, excused enlistment, he worked for ...

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Clarice Cliff (1899–1972) by unknown photographer Leonard Griffin

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Cliff, Clarice (1899–1972), ceramic designer and art director, was born on 20 January 1899 at 19 Meir Street, Tunstall, Staffordshire, one of eight children of Harry Thomas Cliff, iron-moulder, and his wife, Ann (née Machin). Her parents were working-class and of Staffordshire...

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Joanna Constantinidis (1927–2000) by Tim Macpherson © Tim Macpherson / Ceramic Review; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Constantinidis [née Connell], Joanna (1927–2000), potter, was born on 12 December 1927 at Purey Court Nursing Home, York, the second daughter and second of the three children of James Connell (1897–1957), factory manager, and his wife, Clara Peterson (1886–1977).

Connell showed artistic flair at an early age. Though art was not taught at ...

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Cooper, Emmanuel (1938–2012), potter, writer on craft and the arts, and advocate of gay rights, was born on 12 December 1938 at 10 Market Place, Pilsley, a coalmining village in Derbyshire, the fourth of five children (three boys and two girls) of Fred Cooper (1904–1960)...