Your Susie Cooper
piece is actually a tribute to her work and is a fairly modern ashtray.
: `No, he hasn't considered it value for money.'
A rare early 30s Panorama ginger jar by Susie Cooper
, vibrantly decorated and in perfect condition, recently made a record pounds 3,910.
is also best known for the ceramics she produced in the Art Deco period but often featuring much softer colours.
SMILING AND SMART: The new starters at Our Lady of Most Holy Rosary Primary School in Billingham line up and proudly show off their uniforms with staff Debbie Sweeney, left, and Gemma Lawrence Picture by IAN COOPER HAPPY FACES: Youngsters in the reception class at Christ The King RC Primary School, Thornaby, above NEW ADVENTURE: Pupils at Harewood Primary, Thornaby, with teachers Sue Dalton and Susie Cooper
and assistants Bronwyn McCabe and Janet Taylor, left, and below with, from left, teacher Francessca Saunders and assistants Tahira Mannaf and Ann Lappin Pictures by PETER REIMANN BRIGHT FUTURE: The new pupils at Bader Primary in Thornaby with teacher Claire Rider and assistant Rebecca Murray, above, and with teacher Edwina Redman and assistant Anita Sanderson, left
Chrome was popular, lino was used on floors, the three-piece suite was invented and glass-fronted cabinets were used to display the best china such as that designed by Clarice Cliff or Susie Cooper
. Alvar Aalt, the Finnish furniture designer, was another who epitomised the age.
During the 1920s and 1930s a new breed of designer/potter, Clarice Cliff and Susie Cooper
and the art deco movement, produced a new range of teapots.
Pottery manufacturers to look out for include Denby, Susie Cooper
, Midwinter, Poole and Ridgeway who's most famous Homemaker was launched in Woolworths in 1957.
When it comes to pottery, three women dominated the scene - Charlotte Rhead, Susie Cooper
and Clarice Cliff, who is still the world's favourite.
, above, a 30-year-old production assistant for the BBC, and Charly Smith, below right, a 29-year-old company secretary of worldwide-dance-web.com, a dance-music website, are getting married next year.
Other items on show include a Ferguson radio, a wicker bath chair, which might have been used on Aberystwyth promenade, a collection of 1920s and 30s ceramics by Clarice Cliff and Susie Cooper
and some decorative fans.
But the smaller factories are given a good showing in this very beautiful book, Susie Cooper
and Clarice Cliff being two of the best known.