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Susie Cooper (1902-1995), Ceramic designer and factory owner; wife of Cecil Barker

Susan Vera ('Susie') Cooper

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Ceramic designer; in 1929 set up her own company, whose motto, 'elegance combined with utility', was the basis of long-lasting commercial success. Known popularly for her 'art deco' designs, in the industry she was acknowledged for generally improving standards of lithographic transfer decoration. In 1940 she became only the second woman to be created a Royal Designer for Industry.

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Susie Cooper

by Susan Vera ('Susie') Cooper
ceramic mask, circa 1933
NPG 6375