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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.
From The Cotswold Shop
A happy Festive Season
Last orders for Christmas is Tuesday 22nd
If you're thinking of buying something special for someone this Christmas, or maybe giving yourself a well-earned treat, the last possible date we can send out orders is Wednesday 23rd, which means placing your order with us before 8pm on Tuesday 22nd. If you miss this deadline but still really need an item, call or email me !
The Cotswold Shop will be open until 3pm on Christmas Eve, and then open from Sunday 27th to Thursday 31st, from 11am–3.30pm.
‘Christmas Morning’ completes the set
Moorcroft have announced the fourth and final annual Christmas Trio by Vicky Lovatt.
Called Christmas Morning, it’s another delightful design. Here’s Moorcroft’s description:
‘After the presents have been ripped open and the house transformed into a wrapping-paper bomb site, a little girl and boy run outside swaddled in their warmest attire to build a snowman. Glistening with festive frost and snow, Christmas Morning is a delightful reflection on that nostalgic excitement that still seeps into hearts globally, even that meanest of all people, Ebenezer Scrooge himself.’
As ever, the pieces are in the 7/3, 72/6 and 780/4 patterns and come as Open Editions.
We hope to have pieces in the next few weeks, but demand is always strong. We will be taking pre-orders for the Trio from tomorrow: don’t leave it till Christmas Eve !
For more info, click here.
Twelve small but wonderful pieces – and a superb plate.
We have just taken delivery of the first seven of Moorcroft’s latest collection, The 12 Days of Christmas.
It's not easy to be humorous or whimsical without being twee, but designer Kerry Goodwin has struck the perfect balance with this unexpectedly brilliant collection.
Each of the vases is a light-hearted depiction of the characters of the well known song, and the wonderful plate cleverly combines the twelve.
As well as the exquisite design, each of the pieces I’ve received so far has a rich, precise colouring that’s unusual for small pieces (only one vase is larger than four inches tall).
Combine the above with sensible pricing, and you have irresistible festive gifts – or pieces that are collectable year-round.
All twelve vases and the plate come as Open Editions: more pictures and info here.
Moorcroft announce six new pieces of Prestige pottery
Moorcoft have announced a collection of six new Prestige Pieces:
Persia by Emma Bossons
Rooftop Paradise by Paul Hilditch
Derwent Reservoir by Vicky Lovatt
Inviting Iris by Rachel Bishop
Glasgow School of Art by Emma Bosons
Lupins by Kerry Goodwin
Each comes as a Numbered Edition and they are all magnificent !
You can find full details by clicking here.
Vicky Lovatt’s limited edition piece a dazzling homage to ‘The Few’.
Moorcroft have released Battle of Britain, a 25cm-high vase on the 75/10 pattern.
Designed by Vikki Lovatt to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Battle, it’s ablaze with swooping Spitfires and soaring Hurricanes as they defend the turbulent skies over the cliffs of Dover.
A hugely exhuberant piece, its reasonable price and limited edition of just 75 pieces worldwide means that it will sell out very quickly; dealer allocations will be small. Do contact me if you'd like a piece reserving.
You can find further pictures and information by clicking here.
UPDATE 16 August. This piece is now completely sold out.
Right: Battle of Britain (detail)