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Our select sale

Up to 40% reductions

 

With the arrival of Moorcroft’s 2018 collection I have to make some space on our shelves! Hence our select sale.

I’ve made significant reductions on the pieces listed below. Clicking on a name will take you to the relevant page on our website. To see all our sale pieces on one page, click here.

As ever, all pieces are perfect firsts (we never, ever sell seconds) and come in their original Moorcroft box and slipcover. Prices include free next-day shipping in the UK. We can ship any piece to other countries in the EU, to America and Australia/New Zealand.

 

Coming to America  RRP £2300 now £1776

Wedding Gift  RRP £725 now £499

The Showground  RRP £1560 now £899

The Way of the Warrior  RRP £2845 now £1849

The Night Guardian  RRP £725 now £537

Him and Her  RRP £350 now £280

Kirke’s Blue  RRP £780 now £585

Lakmé  RRP £770 now £577

Nobility  RRP £330 now £247

Fluttering Colour  RRP £495 now £350

Delphinium 159/10 RRP £420 now £275

Delphinium 75/8 RRP £335 now £249

Delphinium 85/8 RRP £240 now £156

Ruby Red 101/7  RRP £380 now £247

Ruby Red 33/3  RRP £200 now £130

 

 

Pictured clockwise: Wedding Gift; Kirke's Blue; Coming to America; The Way of the Warrior

 

 

 

Our select sale

New Moorcroft Catalogue available online

Complete 2018 Catalogue at a click !

Moorcroft have today released their 2018 Catalogue. We will be receiving copies in a few days: in the meantime you can view the catalogue by clicking here. (You’ll need a fairly fast internet connection !)

Of course you can see all the new collections, and Limited and Numbered editions, on our website along with our high-resolution photos and concise descriptions.

If you would like us to post you a copy of the Catalogue, please join our mailing list here: we never send more than six emails a year, and never share your details with anyone, ever.

We are starting to get the first of the new pieces, and I’ll be updating the site daily. Several Limited Editions left the shop the day they arrived, so as ever, if you see anything you really like, don’t leave it too late !

 

 

New Moorcroft Catalogue available online

The Winter Bourton Vase

Specially commissioned from Sally Tuffin – exclusive to the Cotswold Shop.

 

One of my favourite pieces last year was the Bourton Vase, Sally Tuffin’s showstopping portrait of a summer’s day in the Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water, home to the Cotswold Shop.

When Sally came to me with the idea of a vase showing the village in winter I was intrigued; when she showed me the first trial piece I was astonished. Sally has taken the same view of Bourton and cast it on a bright winter’s day. The honey-coloured Cotswold stone is imbued with a magical pink light from the low winter sun, and flecks of gold glow from the windows of the warm houses.

It’s a truly lovely piece and a great companion to the original vase. Elegantly designed and skillfully hand-made, the Winter Bourton Vase comes in a strictly limited edition of just 25 pieces, each numbered and signed. It is the perfect gift or keepsake for anyone who lives in, loves or visits the Cotswolds.

The Winter Bourton Vase is available exclusively from the Cotswold Shop, Bourton-on-the-Water. It retails for £375.

For further details, and links to high-resolution photos of the Bourton Vase, please click here.

 

Sally Tuffin is one of the UK’s leading ceramic designers. Part of the vanguard of British design since the 1960s, her work is displayed in the V&A in London and in major collections around the world. Having led the renaissance of Moorcroft Pottery in the 1980s, Sally now runs the renowned Dennis Chinaworks. 

 

The Winter Bourton Vase

MOORCROFT ANNOUNCE 2018 COLLECTION

114 new pieces coming soon

Moorcroft have released details of their 2018 catalogue. This comprises 26 new Limited and Numbered pieces and an astonishing 88 additions to the ranges – including three completely new ranges and three new collections.

Our website has full details and descriptions, along with exclusive high-resolution photos (the best available anywhere).

The new range pieces can be seen by clicking hereLimited and Numbered pieces by clicking here.

Moorcroft have also released several new collections, including the enchanting Floral Months of the Year, the diverse and dramatic West Country Collection, and more pieces for the RSPB collection.

I hope you’re as excited as I am !

 

Pictured right: Rachel Bishop’s new Rennie Rose Blue range

MOORCROFT ANNOUNCE 2018 COLLECTION

Moorcroft this Christmas

Festive favourites for 2017

 

 

As the year draws to a wet and windy close and the holiday season approaches, I’ve chosen my favourite Moorcroft pieces for Christmas 2017 – the very best of the best. 

 

Each year Moorcroft celebrates Christmas with a festive flourish of seasonal pieces. Brave Sir Robin rules this Yule, a plucky little bird who has been associated with Christmas since medieval times. Sir Robin features on a vase in the 03/4 shape, and a particularly attractive 780/4 coaster.  A perfect gift combination.

Some of our most popular items in the run up to Christmas are Moorcroft’s delightful tree decorations, of which we have eight. My favourites are the cheeky Mr. Snowman and his chum, Christmas Fairy. Completing this collectable trio is the whimsical Fireplace. These beautiful pieces each come with a small piercing so that a ribbon may be threaded through.

Each is perfect for your tree – or to slip in someone special’s stocking. And each will bring a sprinkle of Christmas magic, now and for generations to come.

Will we have a white Christmas this year? There’s always something wonderful about waking to find the world transformed by a blanket of crisp snow. Mr. Coal the Christmas Cat, a plaque by Rachel Bishop, captures the moment perfectly. Reminding us that spring will follow (allegedly!), Snowdrops peep from beneath the snow in the delicate little Winter Wonder vase.

You can find full details of all the pieces mentioned above – and many more – on our website by clicking here.

 

If anything catches your eye, please don’t leave it too late: popular pieces sell out fast before Christmas. And if we don’t have your favourite in stock on our website, do email me or give me a call at the shop for an availability update.

 

The last date to order in time for UK Christmas delivery is Wednesday 20th December – after that, I’m handing over the reins to Santa !

 

Nina

 

Clockwise from top left: Sir Robin vase (£239); Sir Robin coaster (£130); Antartica (£328); Fireplace (£119); Mr. Coal plaque (£193); Winter Wonder (£149); Christmas trio of Mr. Snowman (£140), Christmas Fairy (£140) and Candles (£119).

All prices include free next-day shipping in the UK

 

Moorcroft this Christmas

Announcing the Bourton Vase

Specially commissioned from Sally Tuffin – exclusive to the Cotswold Shop.

Celebrating the timeless beauty that lies in the heart of the Cotswolds, the Bourton Vase is a portrait of the village of Bourton-on-the-Water on a summer’s day.

The River Windrush meanders under Bourton’s famous slender bridges, passing centuries-old buildings of honey-coloured Cotswold stone. The dignified church of St. Lawrence sits framed by weeping willows and winter cherry trees, while cheeky ducks bob in the foreground.

Simple yet sophisticated, elegantly designed and skillfully hand-made, the Bourton Vase comes in a strictly limited edition of just 25 pieces, each numbered and signed. It is the perfect gift or keepsake for anyone who lives in, loves or visits the Cotswolds.

The Bourton Vase is available exclusively from the Cotswold Shop, Bourton-on-the-Water. It retails for £375.

Sally Tuffin is one of the UK’s leading ceramic designers. Part of the vanguard of British design since the 1960s, her work is displayed in the V&A in London and in major collections around the world. Having led the renaissance of Moorcroft Pottery in the 1980s, Sally now runs the renowned Dennis Chinaworks. The Bourton Vase has been designed by Sally exclusively for the Cotswold Shop.

For further details, and links to high resolution photos of the Bourton Vase, please click here.

 

Announcing the Bourton Vase

The Whitby Collection

Kerry Goodwin takes the Yorkshire coastal town of Whitby for her inspiration

Famed for its ancient abbey and gothic connections, Kerry has focussed the Whitby Collection on what is arguably the defining aspect of this coastal town: the sea – and more importantly, the fishing industry that has insured its survival for over a thousand years.

Each of the vases relates to Whitby’s fishing past. Fishing in White, my favourite of the collection, teems with fish in a portrayal of the power of the North Sea: gannets swoop to feast on abundant herring, while a brave little trawler casts its nets, unimaginably fragile on the boiling sea. Tales from the Deep shows what lives in those dark murky waters – huge whales and vast sea monsters, lying just below the surface.

Whitby is given its own cheerful portrait, the ancient Abbey surmounting the vase, the tiny, coloured houses tumbling down the stepped and cobbled streets to a foreground of trawlers bobbing in the harbour. It’s full of life, colour and delight.

More placid is The Night Guardian, a careful study of the lighthouse that has saved seafarers from the dangers of the unpredictable North Sea since the 1850s – and continues to do so.

No depiction of Whitby would be complete without a depiction of its dramatic Abbey, the brooding ruins that sit atop the cliffs above the town. Kerry’s plaque shows the elegant shell of the building in warm sunlight, backed by a calm sea and cheery clouds.

Each piece in the Whitby Collection comes as a limited edition, which means all the pieces will be sought after (Fishing in White is limited to just 15 pieces). I’m expecting delivery in mid-July. But if anything takes your fancy, do let me know as soon as possible, as demand will exceed supply.

Pictured right, clockwise: Fishing in White, Whitby, Tales from the Deep, The Night Guardian.

The Whitby Collection

The Walter Moorcroft Collection

Ten new designs inspired by the work of Walter Moorcroft

 

In 1945, on the death of his father, Walter Moorcroft took over the business that carried his name. He inherited the classic designs that his father had created, but Walter naturally wished to bring his own vision to the company.

Walter Moorcroft not only popularised his father’s designs (Anemone, Wisteria and Spring Flowers), but introduced best-selling patterns such as Magnolia, Hibiscus and Tiger Lily. His experimental work with flambé glazes remains highly sought-after.

In the new Walter Moorcroft collection, Moorcroft’s designers have attempted to broadly reinterpret Walter’s themes in a contemporary idiom. The result is variations on classic themes: a selection of pieces which pay homage to the man who kept Moorcroft design alive for over 40 years, and assured the company’s survival in postwar Britain.

My favourite pieces from this small but attractive collection are Song of Spring, a fresh, lively floral design on the classic 122/8 shape; Him and Her, a cheerful vase smothered with with classic Moorcroft anemones; and Race Against Time, Paul Hilditch’s elegantly drawn tulips swaying magnificently on a deep, dark ground of the 12-inch JU3 Jug.

You can find full details of the Walter Moorcroft Collection here. Don't forget to click on the links to our exclusive high-definition images.

Collectors interested in the original work of Walter will find some beautiful classic pieces from the 1940–1950s in our Vintage and Specials section: click here for more.

 

From top left, clockwise: White Carnation;  Marine Magic;  Hodnet Hall;  Song of Spring.

The Walter Moorcroft Collection