A very popular pattern the Cubist pattern was created in around 1928 when Susie Cooper was still at Gray’s Pottery.
The Cubist-inspired patterned design was a distinct variation from the traditional styles of decoration that appeared on pottery during the 1920s and 1930s. Her bold choice of shapes and colors to convey striking imagery brought a sense of vibrancy and movement to the pieces. Furthermore, the geometric elements used in her compositions gave a modern twist to many ordinary objects, giving them an eye-catching, abstract appearance. Susie Cooper’s patterned designs were so unique that they became internationally recognized for their impact on functional ceramics.
The Cubist pattern featured squares or rectangles of yellow, blue, orange and black on most pieces. These would inter-lock around the form and are surrounded by swirls of green, greys and blues. There are significant variations between pieces.
The Cubist pattern can be seen on many shapes such as vases, plates, bowls, milk jugs, preserve pots, tea and coffee services and cups and sauces to name a few.
The bold nature of the pattern has meant it continues to be popular today. The Susie Cooper Cubist Pattern price guide shows a selection of realised prices at auction. (click to view prices on Cubist prices on ebay and Cubist prices on ebay.com).