The Susie Cooper Pottery Ltd


Location and period of operation:

The Susie Cooper Pottery Ltd

Chelsea Works
Crown Works



Miss Cooper (Mrs C F Barker) was formerly employed by decorating wares for A.E.Gray & Co c.1925-30.

1929 Founded Susie Cooper Pottery, Tunstall. Moved to Chelsea Works, Burslem
Disaster struck the newly founded company (in Tunstall) since the landlord was made bankrupt and it was only in the Spring of 1930 that real business commenced in the Chelsea Works, Moorland Road, Burslem, with Susie Cooper buying in earthenware shapes to be decorated with her own designs.

When Susie Cooper left the Chelsea Works it was taken by Vincent Pottery Co

1931 Moved to share the Crown Works, Burslem with Wood and Sons, her major white-ware supplier.
The event was celebrated with a new backstamp in the form of her famous leaping deer. Soon after, she launched the first of her much acclaimed pottery shapes.

Susie Cooper OBE works was renamed 'Susie Cooper Ltd' c.1961, became part of the Wedgwood Group from 1966.

Susie Cooper China was established in 1950 with Susie purchasing her own manufacturing business.
Longton c.1950-59
Burslem c.1959+


1956 article on Susie Cooper Pottery

Article on Susie Cooper ware


Biography on Susie Cooper


Initials used on ware for identification:


Susie Cooper

Crown Works



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