The History Of Moorcroft & the American Connection
Over 100 years ago, a talented young potter named William Moorcroft packed his boxes, and set off to St Louis, USA where he won a gold medal for his world class ceramics. In 1913 William purchased a small factory in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent (a place in England so famous for its pottery that is still called 'The Mother Town of the Potteries.). The Moorcroft factory is still in Burslem today. Each piece of Moorcroft is tube lined with liquid clay, a process not unlike icing a cake, and then hand-painted using techniques, some of which date back to the 17th century. Uniquely, it is only after decoration, that a piece of Moorcroft is fired for the first time. A second firing in a glost kiln comes after the piece has been dipped in a special glaze. The result is a piece of art pottery made up of deep, rich colors which some say have the qualities of precious stones.
Limited Edition of 150 Pieces.
10 1/2" H.
Designed By: Kerry Goodwin for Moorcroft.