Moorcroft Pottery leads the world of art pottery with its own distinctive design style. With added value coming from the skills and craftsmanship of a dedicated workforce, Moorcroft is selling more of its magnificent ware all over the world today than it did even in its previous heyday in the mid-1920's
The Sissons Gallery has one of the most extensive collections of Moorcroft Pottery in the country, both current and retired. A visit is highly recommended.
designed by Kerry Goodwin
The wedding of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh took place on 20th November 1947 at Westminster Abbey in London. This year the royal couple celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary - a platinum jubilee honoured through Moorcroft design.
William Neil McKie, the Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey, was the director of music for the royal wedding, and he wrote a piece of sacred choral music for the occasion, ‘We wait for thy loving kindness, O God’. Details such as these remain as iconic anecdotes of the royal wedding seventy years ago. This song in particular provided inspiration for the name of this special design. Yet, it is often flowers which speak to Moorcroft designers and this occasion was no different.
Inspired by the Queen’s wedding bouquet, made up of three kinds of British-grown orchids: cattleya, odontoglossum and cypripedium - to which was added a sprig of myrtle from a bush at Osborne House, Queen Victoria's house on the Isle of Wight, Kerry put pen to paper. She selected those fresh white orchids which we know are the Queen’s favourites and coupled them with springs of myrtle. The result is a wonderfully romantic and pure reminder of that momentous and special day seventy years ago at Westminster Abbey.