Designer Paul Hilditch
Paul joined Moorcroft in 1999 as a painter. For many years, he entered pieces he had designed for the annual Moorcroft Staff design competition, and his winning designs were chosen to be made for the Open Weekend auction, held at the Moorcroft Heritage Visitor Centre, in late May each year. Following this auction design success, his first limited edition design for Moorcroft was Snowdrift, a wintery scene with snowdrops bending their heads towards the snowy ground.
In 2008, Paul’s design Adornment, became his first Moorcroft catalogue limited edition, featuring jet black swans. This design catapulted Paul into the world of Moorcroft, with collectors worldwide learning of his creativity. It soon became apparent that Paul’s design style is one of intricacy. Paul may have been a Moorcroft painter for over two decades, but he also has a great affinity with Moorcroft’s famous tube-lining, or slip-trailing, process, and the majority of his designs are easily recognizable as the surface of each is covered in fine raised tubelining, decorating almost every surface.