Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Inspired by Moorcroft

We love to look at the Moorcroft pottery at Cannon Hall museum. Back in December there was a special exhibition. Over 3,000 people from all over the UK attended to see Moorcroft’s new ranges, meet the Moorcroft designers and antiques expert Eric Knowles. It was really inspiring to talk with the designers, finding out the root they took in their education to get to be a Moorcroft designer, finding out what inspires them in their designs.

 It was great looking round, but after a while Rosanna got bored and with even Christmas baubles costing £100, it was time to leave before anything was broken!

After talking to the Moorcroft designers we felt inspired to design our own Moorcroft winter plates. We followed (simplified!) the Moorcroft design procedure.
First sketching in pencil.

Filling in with watercolour.

Outlining in pen, imitating the tube lining.


  1. Rosanna is adorable and what a fantastic photo and she looks like she was inspired creating her lovely Xmas plates ~ Wow!

    (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

  2. Rosanna takes the sweetest photo! Your plate project turned out great!

  3. Think your Moorcroft is nicer than originals , loved post as I live in shropshire not far from their home

  4. What beautiful pieces the have. It looks like it was fun to make your own design.

  5. Your plates are beautiful! What a wonderful project!

  6. What a very nice project but, Rosanna is simply gorgeous :)

  7. These are beautiful! Thanks so much for linking up this week to Share It Saturday!

  8. We enjoyed a visit to the Moorcroft factory, watching the designers at work, when we were in Stoke back in the summer. We too couldn't afford to buy anything, just looked and admired. Your designs look great, well done.

  9. The pottery is gorgeous, I can see why it costs so much. I would have been cautious with the kids too. Your designs look great!

  10. Rosanna is adorable!

    I've not heard of this pottery. I like the tattoo style of this work.

    Thanks for teaching me something new today.

    And thank you for linking.


  11. Looks like you guys had a great time! Thank so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  12. I just love how you went the museum then came home and made some Moorcroft art. What a great way to learn about it. Thanks so much for sharing on We Made That!

  13. What a very sweet project and a wonderful choice of "artist". Fantastic. Really a tricky one to pick and you did such a wonderful project.

    Thank you for joining in with Kids Get Arty!


  14. Awesome!!
    Moorcroft pottery is one of the most popular collectibles.



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