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Susie Cooper: A Pioneer of Modern Design by Ann Eatwell

Antique Collectors' Club

As a woman in an industry run by men, it was her ability to anticipate the mood of the day and understand market trends that enabled Susie Cooper to keep ahead of her competitors.

She produced modern pots at affordable prices and provided customers who possessed exceptional taste, but little money, with well-designed, practical and attractive pottery.

Cooper's pots became symbolic of the new domestic life enjoyed by the suburban middle classes.

Her career spanned seven decades and a staggering four thousand patterns ranging from the jazz modern colours of the Art Deco period to the Pop Art of the swinging sixties.

This centenary book outlines and discusses Susie Cooper's major achievements throughout her prolific career.

It brings together the leading experts and authorities who reflect upon her life and work, as well as providing contextual contemporary evidence on the twentieth century ceramic industry as a whole.



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