Learn about Sally Tuffin

Sally Tuffin came into ceramics from a background in fashion design. In the early 1960's she was the other half of 'Foale & Tuffin', one of the trendiest labels in Carnaby Street, London. She turned to ceramics in 1972 when her retailing partnership was dissolved and in 1985, with her husband, Richard Dennis, launched The Dennis China Works to make ceramics for collectors. In 1986, Richard Dennis and a partner purchased the ailing Moorcroft pottery and over the next six years Sally Tuffin's designs injected new life into the pottery. Sally and Richard Dennis re-started the Dennis China Works in 1993 after reviving Moorcroft pottery for the previous six years. Sally Tuffin's designs are influenced by the arts and crafts movement and nature. All pieces are signed and numbered.

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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Sally Tuffin for Moorcroft, vase, c. 1990, 'Finches' pattern, of squat form, decorated with pomegranate, berries and finches against a blue ground, painted monogram of William J. Moorcroft, impressed 'Moorcroft, Made in England, height 20.5 cm.

A large Moorcroft limited edition Australiana vase, 'Tasmanian Blue Gum' pattern, designed by Sally Tuffin, circa 1992, of baluster form decorated with flowering gum nuts amongst gum leaves on a blue ground, impressed factory mark, made for E.A. Jo

Moorcroft small vase, pomegranates and berries, Sally Tuffin, height 10 cm

Moorcroft 'Grapevine' vase by Sally Tuffin made exclusively for the Moorcroft collectors' club issued in 1987. the tendrils of the vine form the characters MCC87, with the 'Moorcroft Collectors' club' stamp to the base & original paper label. Condition goo

Moorcroft 'Tasmanian blue gum' vase designed by Sally Tuffin, numbered 304/500. Condition good, some crazing & minor wear to the base. Height 18.6 cm

A Moorcroft Banksia vase designed by Sally Tuffin, impressed Moorcroft. 28 cm high

A rare and impressive Moorcroft Blue Gum pattern limited edition vase, designed by Sally Tuffin. No 1/50. 42 cm high

A Moorcroft Thomas Goode Elephant design two handled ovid vase. Designed by Sally Tuffin and introduced in a very limited edition of 25 pieces. 34 cm high

A Moorcroft Blue Finches design vase of slender baluster form with everted rim. Designed by Sally Tuffin. 27 cm high

A Moorcroft Blue Finches design vase of slender baluster form with everted rim. Designed by Sally Tuffin in 1988. 27 cm high

A Moorcroft Sweet Pea design slender baluster vase. Designed by Sally Tuffin. 27 cm high

A Moorcroft Sweet Pea design slender baluster vase. Designed by Sally Tuffin. 27 cm high

A Moorcroft fish design charger by Sally Tuffin. 35 cm diameter

A Moorcroft Finches Blue ginger jar designed by Sally Tuffin. 21 cm high

A Moorcroft Blue Finches design large two handled vase. Designed by Sally Tuffin in 1988. 34 cm high

Moorcroft 'Rainforest' vase by Sally Tuffin signed in green 'J. Moorcroft', 'S.T Des', dated '12.7.93', numbered 133/150 with impressed marks. Condition excellent to good, some very slight crazing. Height 40.5 cm

Moorcroft Leicester pin dish. Designed by Sally Tuffin, 1995. Diameter 12 cm

A Moorcroft pottery butterflies vase 1994. Designed by Sally Tuffin. Signed with impressed factory marks. Diameter 20 cm

Moorcroft small vase, Finches and Fruit by Sally Tuffin

A Moorcroft 'Lemon tree' pattern table lamp, circa 1990, designed by Sally Tuffin, ovoid, with a shade, printed marks underside. Height 60 cm. Diameter 52 cm. (overall, with shade)

Moorcroft 'Violet' small vase, designed by Sally Tuffin, 2/4 with box

Moorcroft 'Buttercups' teapot with two cups & saucers by Sally Tuffin

A Moorcroft carp vase designed, by Sally Tuffin. 2002 moulded with three carp in yellow and blue. Height 26 cm.

A Moorcroft Sally Tuffin large buttercup vase, signed. John Moorcroft of bulbous form with flared neck with bright yellow flowers, circa 1991. Height 42 cm

A Moorcroft Sally Tuffin Finches vase of baluster form. Height 10 cm

A Moorcroft Sally Tuffin Buttercup vase signed John Moorcroft, circa 1991. Height 26.5 cm

A Moorcroft Buttercup vase designed Sally Tuffin of bulbous form. Height 20 cm

Moorcroft limited edition 'Tasmanian Blue Gum' vase designed by Sally Tuffin numbered 88/500. Height 18.5 cm

A Moorcroft 4' ginger jar 'Finches blue', designer Sally Tuffin with box

Moorcroft small vase 'Bramble' 46/4 designer Sally Tuffin with box

A squat vase decorated in the Finch pattern 22 x 26 cm impressed Moorcroft made in England and signed Wm. Painters mark and also signed J Moorcroft. Designed by Sally Tuffin in 1988.

A Moorcroft baluster form vase Chiny pattern by Sally Tuffin circa 1990, 46/10. Height 26.5 cm

A Moorcroft Banksia bowl, 10 cm diam, signed John Moorcroft, design by Sally Tuffin

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