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Shakespeare and Evesham celebrated by new pieces
Moorcroft have released two new mini-collections: one celebrates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death; the other celebrates the joys of Evesham.
Both mostly centre around flowers for decoration, and very pretty they are too: standouts include Gillies, Butterfly Cloud and Kirke’s Blue from the Evesham Collection, Imogen from the Shakespeare Collection.
Three of the pieces depict the landscape and history of Evesham: Bredon Hill, Broadway Tower and Queenie’s Van.
Finally, there’s a cheeky little pot based on the real-life story of a rescued fledgling: Carey the Crow. Irresistible !
Moorcroft create our very own Limited Edition
Kerry Goodwin has designed a unique vase especially for the Cotswold Shop. It comes in a Limited Edition of just 25 pieces worldwide.
The Cotswold Vase depicts the picturesque bridges of Bourton-on-the-Water and the quaint weavers’ cottages at Arlington Row in Bibury, framed with luxuriant purple foxgloves and verdant summer trees.
Kerry chose the classic eight-inch high 200/8 shape to showcase her design. It will carry her signature and our unique Cotswold Shop backstamp.
The Cotswold Vase will be the perfect gift or keepsake for anyone who lives in, loves or visits the Cotswolds. I feel honoured that Moorcroft have turned their traditional expertise and craftsmanship into creating this unique portrait of our very own Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Cotswold Vase comes in a Limited Edition of just 25 worldwide, and retails for £770. Of those 25 pieces, 10 have already been reserved. Demand looks set to exceed availability, so if you are interested, please let me know as soon as possible, either by email or by calling me on 01451 820547.
For Moorcroft’s description, and to order, please click here.
‘Designs from the Firmament’ collection celebrates her work
Emma Bossons is an extraordinary talent. The prolific designer has lead the Moorcroft Design Studio towards a world of organic design. Emma was made a fellow of the Royal Society of The Arts at the age of 24, having been a Moorcroft designer for only four years. Her face appeared on a Royal Mail first day cover to mark the fact that she was the youngest ever member of the Royal Society of the Arts.
Emma saw her work carry HM The Queen’s cypher during the Jubilee, including designing the brochure for the Lord Mayor’s parade, and the banquet menu for heads of state at Mansion House. Only a year after joining the eminent Moorcroft Design Studio in 2001, Emma designed Moorcroft’s best-selling range ever.
Adapted from Moorcroft’s text
Not a bad CV ! Emma has been responsible for some lovely pieces over the years. This celebratory collection has a few stand-outs, most obviously the Queen’s Choice Jardinière, a huge piece that comes with a significant price tag.
Perhaps more accessible are the eye-catching Honeycells (pictured right), with its mini beehive theme; Bellbind, a new clock shape with a pleasant decoration; and – continuing Moorcroft’s tradition with poppies – Popsicle.
All the pieces can be found by clicking on the links.
Most pieces reduced by 50%
We have eight very special offers on our last few Limited Edition Elliot Hall Enamels.
These include Baby Boy and Baby Girl, perfect christening presents, or as a special gift to celebrate a new arrival. Originally £149, we can now offer these for £75 each, including shipping in the UK. Both are number 2 in their respective limited editions of just 25 worldwide.
Also available are:
Bullfinch (53/100) originally £199 now £99. SOLD Caterpillar (11/75) originally £227 now £112. SOLD Panda (4/25) originally £545 now £299. SOLD Shepherd’s Flock (5/40) originally £326 now £163. SOLD
Santa (20/25) originally £199 now £125.
Tiger (rare Artist’s Proof) originally £599 now £299. SOLD
Each of the pieces is brand new and in perfect condition, and comes with an Elliot Hall presentation case. Each Enamel comes with certificate signed by the artist indicating its limited edition number.
For full details, click on our Specials page.
Seven little Frogman Bronzes looking for new homes
We’ve just reduced the price of our
twelve five last Frogman Bronzes by 20% discount off retail price.
This makes them among the best prices in the country – but when they’re gone they’re gone.
Buy one quick before they all hop off !
Magical new pieces now in stock !
It’s been an exciting day here at The Cotswold Shop as we take delivery of the first batch of pieces from Moorcroft’s new 2016 Collection, still warm from the kiln…
There are some real gems. To pick just three:
You won’t be surprised that Autumn Toadstools looks even better in reality than it does in our photos – a great design that depicts a long-loved Moorcroft subject on a classic shape, with a wonderful warm autumnal palette.
The Rooster vase from the dazzling Beauty Revered collection also surpasses expectations, full of tumbling vitality and vivid colour. Have a look at our new high definition images for persuasion !
But for sheer eye-popping briliance, the dazzling Quetzal that sits on the jug of the same name has no competition. Vicky Lovatt’s vibrant design has some of the deepest colourwork I’ve ever seen on a Moorcroft pot.
I’ve also received selections from the new Delphinium and Trefoil ranges, along with numerous other pieces. I’ve been fortunate in reserving the remaining few Blue Morpho pieces from the Costa Rica collection, so let me know straight away if you’d like one reserved.
Many of the pieces that arrived today have been pre-ordered by collectors, and following a detailed inspection, will be shipped off across the UK – and to Australia and America. I won’t even have time to admire them !
Cotswold Shop offers high definition images
As you will have seen, we take pride (and a lot of effort) in converting stock photos into images suitable for the web.
We also colour-balance the photos on an Apple Mac colour reference system, which means the colours you see on the web are as close as possible to the actual pot. We also watermark these images digitally and physically to prevent piracy.
There is, however, a limit to the definition possible on a web site: so we’ve added links to a full size, high definition image of each of the new individual 2016 pieces. Be warned, they may take a few moments to download !
For an example (Times Gone By), click here.
Moorcroft release 77 new pieces
Moorcroft have released their 2016 Collection. This is the most important launch of the year: it contains a total of 77 brand new pieces, including 15 Limited Editions and 4 completely new ranges.
I’ve been fortunate enough to view the collection and can promise it has some superb pieces at all price points. Full details and exquisite photos of all the new pieces are on our website. Have a look now !
We are currently awaiting brochures from Moorcroft. If you would like one please email me your address and as soon as they are received we will post you a copy.