Learn about Moorcroft

William Moorcroft was employed by Staffordshire pottery manufacturers James Macintyre & Co. Ltd. as a designer in 1897, and after a year he was responsible for the company's art pottery studio.

William Moorcroft created designs for the Macintyre's Aurelian Ware range of high-Victorian pottery, which had transfer-printed and enamelled decoration in bold red, blue and gold colours. He also developed the art nouveau-influenced Florian Ware which was decorated entirely by hand, with the design outlined in trailed slip using a technique known as tubelining. William Moorcroft's designs won him a gold medal at the St. Louis International Exhibition in 1904.

Each piece of pottery produced was personalised with Moorcroft's own signature or initials.

William Moorcroft and James Macintyre & Co. Ltd. split up in 1913 and Moorcroft founded his own factory nearby. Some finance came from the famous London store Liberty, and Liberty continued to exercise control over Moorcroft until 1962.

Moorcroft's reputation was further enhanced with the appointment of the Moorcroft company as Potter to HM The Queen in 1928. more...
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Philip Gibson for Moorcroft, vase, 2006, Black Cockatoo' pattern, of swollen baluster form, decorated with two black cockatoos and gumnuts, signed 'Philip Gibson' and dated '2006', impressed 'Moorcroft, Made in Stokeontrent England,

A Moorcroft pottery dancing flame table lamp, c.2005. Designed by Philip Gibson, with Moorcroft issue shade. Height 70 cm

A Moorcroft Wisteria design shouldered ovid vase Designed by Philip Gibson in 1998. 16 cm high

A Moorcroft Everglade Flamingos design baluster vase. Designed by Philip Gibson. 21 cm high

A Moorcroft Everglade Flamingos design slender baluster vase Designed by Philip Gibson. 21 cm high

A Moorcroft Trout design small dish. Designer Philip Gibson. 15 cm in diameter

An Moorcroft Pasque flower design ovid vase. Designed by Philip Gibson. 32 cm high

A Moorcroft Lark Ascending design slender baluster vase.Designed by Philip Gibson. 267/350. 28 cm high

A Moorcroft everglades flamingo design swollen baluster vase. Designed by Philip Gibson. 30 cm high

A Moorcroft Simeon design squat ovid form vase. Designed by Philip Gibson. 36 cm high

A Moorcroft Flanders Moss design ovid vase. Designed by Philip Gibson. 22 cm high

Moorcroft Duet vase. Designed by Nicola Stanley, signed by Phillip Gibson, 2004. Height 21 cm

A Moorcroft pottery Tansy vase dated 1999, by Philip Gibson part of the Herb collection signed with factory stamps. Height 18.5 cm

A Moorcroft pottery Kulin vase 2006, by Philip Gibson limited edition production with factory marks. Height 20.5 cm

A Moorcroft pottery black cockatoo vase 2006-07, by Philip Gibson limited edition number 154 signed with factory stamps. Height 36.2 cm

A Moorcroft pottery black cockatoo vase, 2006 - 07, by Philip Gibson, numbered 156, signed with factory stamps. Height 36.2 cm

Moorcroft Philip Gibson black cockatoo vase. Signed and dated 2007 to base. Height 37 cm

Moorcroft 'Torridon' pattern vase by Philip Gibson (ex. Catalogue line) with box

Moorcroft pottery Pasque flower vase, designed by Philip Gibson, bulbous shape, signed factory stamps 2000. Height 31 cm

A Moorcroft double handled biscuit barrel signed on base by Emma Bossons and Philip Gibson and numbered 327

A Moorcroft vase 'Ingleswood' pattern by Philip Gibson, boxed

A Moorcroft vase 'Ingleswood' pattern by Philip Gibson, boxed

A Moorcroft pink flamingo pattern vase. Designed Phillip Gibson, dated 1999. Height 20.5 cm

A Moorcroft vase 'Ingleswood' 7/7 shape, designed by Philip Gibson (boxed)

A Moorcroft vase 'New Zealand violet' designed and signed by Philip Gibson (only offered for one year) - boxed

A Moorcroft vase 'Flame of the Forest' designer Philip Gibson, marked to base 97, signed by Nicholas Slaney & Emma Bossons, 69/9.5 shape (boxed)

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