Charlotte Rhead was born in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent on 19 October 1885 and became one of the leading English ceramics designers of the 1920s and the 1930s in the Potteries area of Staffordshire. Charlotte Rhead pottery, Charlotte Rhead ceramics and Charlotte Rhead designs have become very collectable.
Charlotte is perhaps best known for her association with Burgess and Leigh of Middleport (now known as the Burleigh Pottery), where she worked as a designer from 1926 until 1931. In the 1930s she moved to the firm of AG Richardson in Tunstall. Their brand name was Crown Ducal. Charlotte Rhead Crown Ducal designs include Fruit Border, Tudor Rose, Persian Leaf & Aztec among others.