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RSPB Success Stories

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (‘RSPB’) is one of the largest charities in the country, whose nature reserves provide homes to around 16,500 species, of which more than 3,000 are of conservation concern. Moorcroft has already worked closely with the charity for several years, to help it raise much-needed funds, highlight current issues and celebrate native species through ceramic art. The RSPB has worked tirelessly to save many species from extinction and for 2020 Moorcroft’s designers celebrate a number of the RSPB’s success stories as the charity continues its vision to give nature a home. RSPB reserves only cover 0.6% of the UK’s land surface but they support more than 10% of the UK’s breeding population of 32 bird species and a selection of these are highlighted in this new collection of designs, together with other threatened species.

The new collection – five vases, a jug, a plaque and a coaster – is the work of celebrated Moorcroft designers Alicia Amison, Emma Bossons FRSA, Kerry Goodwin and Vicky Lovatt. It contains both limited edition and numbered items all inspired by RSPB success stories.

Night Herons - Jug
Limited Edition

Night Herons JU4 Jug


Night herons are secretive, nocturnal birds that are rarely seen in the UK. But in 2017, one pair su..

Cranes on Parade - Plaque
Numbered Edition

Cranes on Parade PLQ2 Plaque


Cranes became extinct in the UK in the 1600s, but a small number started breeding again in Norfolk i..

Sand Lizard - Tray
Numbered Edition

Sand Lizard 780/4 Tray


The acidic sandy soil on the restored heathland at RSPB Farnham Heath in Surrey is the perfect habit..

Mediterranean Gulls - Vase
Limited Edition

Mediterranean Gulls 165/7 Vase


Mediterranean gulls are similar to the more-common black-headed gull, but they are larger with an al..

Spotted Rock-Rose - Vase
Limited Edition

Spotted Rock-Rose 198/5 Vase


The RSPB manages its reserves carefully for many rare plants. One of these is the spotted rock-rose,..

An Emblem of Nature - Vase
Limited Edition

An Emblem of Nature 80/9 Vase


Extinct in the UK for at least 100 years, avocets returned to our shores to breed in 1947. Since the..

Twinflower - Vase
Numbered Edition

Twinflower 65/4 Vase


The RSPB has recorded more than 1,300 species of flowering plants across their reserve network, incl..


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