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.
Rachel Bishop BA
Moorcroft Pottery 'Ghislaine' designed by Rachel Bishop BA.
'Ghislaine' is on the 75/10 shape, 10" tall, priced at £430 as a Limited Edition.
Available to order exclusively from The Sissons Gallery.
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100 years on from Armistice Day
At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, World War I ended.
In November 2018, 100 years on from Armistice Day, the world will pause to reflect, pay respect and remember the people whose lives were taken, during the First World War.
The poppy, Britain’s national symbol of remembrance and a Moorcroft speciality for more than 100 years, takes a leading role in The Armistice Collection to offer respect to a whole generation whose sacrifices changed the world as we know it.
designed by Rachel Bishop
Rachel Bishop adores flowers, a family trait if ever there was one, and it was a trait nourished at an early age. Rachel grew up in the New Forest with its idyllic rays of light and colour created by the sun as it danced with the leaves and branches of an ancient woodland. Throughout her 25 years at Moorcroft, Rachel has dedicated herself to each new idea with her own, very special passion for colour, design harmony and ingenuity, but what has always won the hearts and minds of her followers in all of her design triumphs, has been her use of flowers, their shapes, their colours and even their more spiritual qualities. Many of her designs feature quintessentially British flowers such as bluebells and daffodils, but her profound love of flowers goes far beyond that. In this collection, we see a mere capsule of Rachel’s favourite flowers and design styles, some coming with subtle nods to the designers of yesteryear and who continue to inspire her today. Morris, Voysey and Mackintosh, - even Moorcroft’s founding father, William Moorcroft himself, come into the mix.
In her 25th year at Moorcroft, we continue to see remarkable designs from Rachel who graduated from Staffordshire University with a BA hons in design before joining Moorcroft as sole designer in 1993 aged just 24. On her arrival, she had become only the fourth Moorcroft designer in 100 years, yet Rachel continues to astound, enrapture and delight enthusiasts with her unique Moorcroft style and her instinctive choice of colour, in very much the same way that she has done over the past 25 years. On this, her silver design anniversary, we salute her skills of today as well as her ability to reach back into the past and unlock the secrets of yesterday.