Clara S. Barker
Clara Barker worked at Doultons from about 1876 to about 1885. For an artist at Doultons this was a relatively short period. Many of them, particularly the lady artists, came straight from the Lambeth School of Art and spent the whole of their working lives at Doultons.
A pair of 7” vases by Clara S. Barker dated 1884
Clara Barker’s work is considered to be of sufficient importance that it merits illustrations (p89) in the ‘bible’ of Doulton Lambeth works, ‘The Doulton Lambeth Wares’, by Desmond Eyles and Louise Irvine.
A 7” vase by Clara S. Barker dated 1885
She is also recorded as winning a bronze medal at the International Health Exhibition in 1884 for her foliate designs. Below is an example of Clara S. Barker's 'CSB' signature mark for Doultons.
Clara S. Barker Doulton monogram