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 Rachel Bishop BA (Hons)
Helmsley's parish church, dedicated to All Saints, dates back a thousand years and more and was a favourite snowdrop destination for Moorcroft retailer, Diana Sissons. For many years, Diana and her husband William would wave the flag for Moorcroft in their delightful shop in Helmsley, one of North Yorkshire's most popular and picturesque market towns. Sadly, Diana passed away but both Moorcroft and Diana’s family, friends and colleagues know that in the retail world she was among the best of the best and will always be fondly remembered and highly-thought of.
There is something beguiling about carpets of snowdrops scattered across the ground. As the world awakens, the white frost on the ground is replaced with a snow-white covering of snowdrops instead. In Diana’s memory, Senior Designer, Rachel, carefully places a flurry of snowdrops, one of her favourite flowers onto a bramble blue and ivory backdrop. Rachel’s snowdrops carry a glamour of yesteryear, and offer a nod of upended hearts. No wonder they were one of Diana’s favourites.
designed by Kerry Goodwin
A springer spaniel sits in pensive stillness in a heathland landscape with rich assemblages of fauna and deep-purple heather, as a partridge spans her wings above revealing her markings. Against a burning dawn, the affable springer spaniel lurches upwards into his field trial challenge - nose upwards, ragged-ears fluttering like wings, and his chest thrust-out. In this game design of merit, the partridge, aware of every movement below, soars a little higher, with beak raised in graceful confidence.