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.
Kismet, part of the 2021 'Art of Adversity' Collection.
The pastel shades that Rachel has used for Kismet fit well with her passion for the Florianware era at Moorcroft c.1900, as does the perennially popular 80/9 shape used on this occasion. Rachel would be the first to admit that her choice of colour was intended to reflect Moorcroft’s vintage heritage. She is there to tell us that Moorcroft’s survival has come about because of the strong design foundations first built into the art pottery’s work by its founding father, William Moorcroft and how out of the past comes the future. We can now enjoy our Florianware past at one and the same time with Kismet.
With the arrival of 2021 the UK is experiencing life in lockdown again. However the Moorcroft designers have been hard at work to keep bringing colour into our lives. Each design has its own unique and symbolic meaning with some championing hope, renewal or resilience. Moorcroft designers show the world that design and colour will always triumph in times of trouble.
'Reimagining Wordsworth' Collection
To Wordsworth nature was a revelation. It had a profound, and even moral, meaning. It charmed and awed him and often took his poetry to a realm beyond his dreams. At times the humblest flower could bring him close to tears and he openly acknowledged that in nature he found “a never-failing principle of joy”, and that flowers even felt joy themselves. “And ‘tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breathes.”
The prospect of life at Dove Cottage in Grasmere in the Lake District inspired him. He gazed on mountain, lake and wood as one who knows they are taking him to their heart and he thrilled to the wheeling, darting flight of a host of birds, as he and his sister were life-long bird enthusiasts. From the time when, as children, they found a sparrow’s nest in the hedge in the garden of their home in Cockermouth to their later life, when birds made Dorothy’s bedroom at Rydal Mount a sanctuary of solace and song, birds were their everyday companions, as much a part of surrounding life as the mountains, lakes, trees and flowers - all of them equally loved.