bluebell pottery designs     

 
A selection of bluebell designs for pottery made by Moorcroft in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, between 1898 and 2022, for recreational interest: illustrating the varied treatments of the same subject that can be made by the same and different artists in the same media over many years' time.

This gallery includes work by William Moorcroft, Walter Moorcroft, Sally Tuffin, Rachel Bishop, Emma Bossons, Kerry Goodwin, Paul Hilditch, Vicky Lovatt, Nicola Slaney, Anita Harris, Shirley Hayes, and Elizabeth Todd. And many highly-skilled modelers, moulders, casters, turners, spongers, tracers, tube-liners, painters, glazers, and firers in the making..

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1898 to 20082009 to 20152016 to 2022


 

2009
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Kerry Goodwin
BLUEBELL HARMONY


8 inch vase.

Bluebell Harmony is an open design at Moorcroft and the most prolific bluebell, available since 2009, made in a variety of shapes and sizes.
While to the same design, I enjoy that examples from different years and in different shapes are varied in their colour tints.

Moorcroft Bluebell Harmony vases by Kerry Goodwin
W. Moorcroft Ltd photo.

This one has the Teapot year mark, made in 2009.

Moorcroft Bluebell Harmony vase by Kerry Goodwin
Moorcroft Bluebell Harmony vase by Kerry Goodwin

4 inch vase.

The Teapot year mark, made in 2009.


Moorcroft Bluebell Harmony vase by Kerry Goodwin
Moorcroft Bluebell Harmony vase by Kerry Goodwin

8 inch vase.

The Yacht year mark, made in 2014.


Moorcroft Bluebell Harmony vase by Kerry Goodwin
Moorcroft Bluebell Harmony vase by Kerry Goodwin

5 inch vase.

The Anchor year mark, made in 2016.


Moorcroft Bluebell Harmony pin dish by Kerry Goodwin
Moorcroft Bluebell Harmony pin dish by Kerry Goodwin

4 inch pin dish.

The Anchor year mark, made in 2016.


Moorcroft Bluebell Harmony pin dish by Kerry Goodwin
Moorcroft Bluebell Harmony pin dish by Kerry Goodwin

6 inch vase.

The Butterfly year mark, made in 2017.


Moorcroft Bluebell Harmony vase by Kerry Goodwin
Moorcroft Bluebell Harmony vase by Kerry Goodwin

12 inch vase.

The Butterfly year mark, made in 2017.


Moorcroft Bluebell Harmony vase by Kerry Goodwin
Moorcroft Bluebell Harmony vase by Kerry Goodwin


2011
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Rachel Bishop
CAT NAP


12 inch vase.
One of 30 numbered and signed.

The cats are the heroes of this design, of course, with bluebell flowers prominently featured.


Moorcroft Cat Nap vase by Rachel Bishop

Moorcroft Cat Nap vase by Rachel Bishop
Moorcroft Cat Nap plaque by Rachel Bishop
The Cat Nap design was recently redone as a pair of 15 inch plaques, showing one above.
Moorcroft Cat Nap
Moorcroft Cat Nap


2011
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Kerry Goodwin
LOVELOCK

• Trial


6 inch vase.



Moorcoft Lovelock trial vase by Kerry Goodwin
This trial dated 13-8-12


Moorcroft Lovelock vase trial
This 12-inch trial is dated
4-10-11

Moorcroft Lovelock trial vase by Kerry Goodwin


2011
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Kerry Goodwin
LOVELOCK


12 inch vase.

A Lovelock is a long lock or curl dressed separately from the rest of the hair, worn by courtiers especially in the 17th century.


Moorcroft Lovelock vase by Kerry Goodwin



Moorcroft Lovelock pottery by Kerry Goodwin
The Lovelock design was produced in several styles and sizes.
W. Moorcroft Ltd photo.

Moorcroft Lovelock trial vase by Kerry Goodwin


2013
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Paul Hilditch
BLUEBELLS & DAISIES


8 inch vase.
One of 50 numbered and signed.


Moorcroft bluebell vase by Paul Hilditch

Moorcroft bluebell vase by Paul Hilditch


2013
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BLUEBELLS

• Trial


6 inch standard clock.

Tubeliner and painter initials, but no designer monogram.


Moorcroft Pottery clock trial

Moorcroft Pottery clock trial


2013
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Vicky Lovatt
BEES AT BREAKFAST WITH BLUEBELLS


3½ inch egg cup.


Moorcroft Bees at Breakfast egg cup by Vicky Lovatt

Moorcroft Bees at Breakfast egg cups by Vicky Lovatt
One of a set of six floral Bees at Breakfast cups.

Moorcroft Bees at Breakfast egg cup by Vicky Lovatt


2013
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Kerry Goodwin
SPRING GIFT BLUEBELL


4¼ inch footed egg.


Moorcroft Spring Gift Bluebell egg by Kerry Goodwin

Moorcroft Spring Gift Bluebell egg by Kerry Goodwin


2014
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Rachel Bishop
OTLEY CHEVIN

• Trial


6 inch vase.

Red dots for minor flaws.

Otley Chevin was produced in three forms, this and the two below.


Moorcroft Otley Chevin trial vase by Rachel Bishop

Moorcroft Otley Chevin trial vase by Rachel Bishop


2014
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Rachel Bishop
OTLEY CHEVIN


6 inch vase.

Otley Chevin Forest
Park is nearby Leeds in West Yorkshire.


Moorcroft Otley Chevin vase by Rachel Bishop

Moorcroft Otley Chevin vase by Rachel Bishop

8 inch plaque.


Moorcroft Otley Chevin plaque


Moorcroft Otley Chevin plaque by Rachel Bishop

 
This gallery was created by Paul Davies, Toronto, Canada, for recreational interest only.
I have very little experience with photography, taking these photos with a Samsung S-10+ phone camera using a white nylon sheet for a background. Brightness is low in favour of reduced glare and accurate colour.
Thanks to Julie T. Rose for encouragement and counsel.
Contact at industrialart@outlook.comwww.pauldavies.netwww.sybiltawse.info
 

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