Susan Vera Cooper OBE, known as Susie Cooper, 1902 - 1995. Born in Stanfields, Stoke on Trent. English ceramics designer. She attended night classes at Burslem School of Art. In 1922 she joined A E Gray & Co Ltd. In 1929 she set up her own business, Susie Cooper Potteries, with her brother in law in order to design shapes as well as patterns. In 1940 she was awardedRoyal Designerfor Industry by the Royal Society of Arts and in 1979 she received an OBE.