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The Moorcroft Lady 54/2 Vase


They say that small is beautiful. This is certainly the case as each brick in The Moorcroft Lady, featuring Moorcroft’s Grade II listed bottle oven, is outlined in liquid clay slip and individually tubelined and hand painted in miniscule detail. Not an easy feat - especially when hand painting requires layer upon layer of metallic oxide paint to create such depth of colour. This vase may be small but it is perfectly formed.

Soaring over Burslem, the ‘Mother Town’ of the Potteries, Moorcroft’s famous biscuit kiln was fired until the 1956 Clean Air Act changed the potteries skyline forever. Yet the Moorcroft bottle kiln still stands proud, built after the end of the Great War in 1919, as she has survived her fair share of turbulence. It was still standing after a bomb fell on Sandbach Road in 1942 and was rebuilt after a lightning strike in 1997.

Moorcroft’s Director Catherine Gage said: “It was hit by lighting on the day that Princess Diana died. A huge hole blown in it. Quite frankly, it was as if it had been hit by a bomb, it imploded. Pots had been blown across the floor but none of them had broken, which was the strangest thing. We got it restored and we now have a lightning conductor. Moorcroft has a phenomenal following, I can see Moorcroft lasting, as well as our beloved bottle oven well into the next century. We are built on incredible designs, wonderful stories and great craftsmanship.

Ex Tax: £229.17
  • Designer: Kerry Goodwin
  • Dimensions: H 5.00 x W 4.00 x D 4.00 cm
  • Availability: In Stock


  • Product Width4.00cm
  • Product Height5.00cm
  • Product Depth4.00cm
  • Shape:54/2
  • Designer:Kerry Goodwin
  • Edition:Open
  • Design Window (Style):Architecture

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