This website aims to showcase the work of Stella Rebecca Crofts (1898–1964).

A ceramic sculptor principally of animals and birds, she was popular in the inter-war period, but is now little known.

There appears to be no comprehensive record of Stella Crofts' output generally available. One of the aims of this website is to remedy this.

The Victoria and Albert Museum, Manchester Art Gallery, Nottingham Museum, Hanley Potteries Museum, Aberystwyth Ceramics Collection, Bristol and Llandudno museums and Civiche Raccolte d'Arte, Milan all hold examples of Stella’s work.

Stella’s Ark. Stella Crofts: Studio Potter, Animal Modeller and Designer, 1898–1964

Author Paul Hughes has produced the most comprehensive study to date of the artist-potter. Published in January 2015, this limited edition hardback has 204 pages and over 400 photographs.

find out more about the book

[ Biography ] [ Photos of Stella ] [ List of works ] [ Photos of work ]

Please contact if you hold examples of Stella Crofts' work. Any information supplied will be used to create a more complete and coherent record of her work. No commercial use will be made of such information and any request for confidentiality will be strictly adhered to.

The site is privately funded and has no financial or commercial objective.

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