The Moorcroft story began in 1897, through the groundbreaking work of ceramicist extraordinaire, William Moorcroft, who began to sell his work to retailers, including the prestigious Liberty of London, under his own signature. Unsurprisingly, William Moorcroft’s name and reputation grew following gold medals at International Fairs and even a Queen’s cypher, and over a hundred years of W Moorcroft Ltd began.
Still fiercely independent, Moorcroft continues to create art pottery, using its renowned heritage craft techniques and acclaimed line up of designers, at the highest level in the Applied Arts. The Pottery’s ethos has always been that Moorcroft will continue to hold its revered name of design that does not standstill. Design now includes jewellery – mined, crafted and fired to perfection, and other creations are set to follow.
Winds of Change 99/8 by Rachel Bishop of Moorcoft Circa 1999. Designed by Rachel Bishop and of squat bulbous form with a tall, slender cylindrical neck. Illiustrated on the front cover of Fraser Street's book entitled 'Moorcroft Winds of Change.'
Miletus Bowl 246/11 LTD by Nicola Slaney of Moorcroft designed by the company's head designer and it features the Miletus pattern, which has been inspired by the 15th Century originals found in the British Museum.
Hidden Dreams R3/27 by Emma Bossons of Moorcroft 68 cm high. A large moorcroft pottery vaseof baluster form tube lined in the hidden dreams pattern after an original by Emma Bossons with panels containing a heron a frog and a fish scene plus a view of Ularoo with a butterfly, amongst exotic blooms.