Moorcroft is one of the most important names in the history of British Art Pottery, having been in continuous production since the late nineteenth century. William Moorcroft began his career as a designer for James Macintyre & Co. in Staffordshire in 1897, where he first developed his unique decorative style with raised slip decoration and floral Art Nouveau forms. Success came quickly for William, and his work continued to grow in popularity leading him to found his own company in 1913. The Moorcroft Pottery continued to flourish as it grew and adapted to suit the styles of the day. The pottery stayed in the hands of William Moorcroft’s descendants until 1993, when it passed into the control of the Edwards family. This was also the year that designer Rachel Bishop took over the creative reins of the company, and in recent years Moorcroft has been more popular than ever. The distinctive style and colours of Moorcroft have appealed to collectors for over a century, and they continue to be much sought after today.

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