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Trials by Design

THE LONG ROAD TO SUCCESS

Designer trials can take up to two years before Moorcroft considers them ready to sign off as perfect. Some never make it that far at all. The long road to perfection has marker posts – Moorcroft calls them trials, each one of which is an improvement on its predecessor. Trial follows trial, some more than four months apart until the final piece emerges from the kiln. This becomes The Master, and is signed off as approved by the Moorcroft Director of Art. Some say that the trials can have a perfection all of their own – an individuality created by the very best tubelining and painting that Moorcroft can summon. There is something very personal about trials and it is that quality which makes them a pleasure to collect. Like all hand-made art pottery, some will carry a manufacturer’s blemish whilst others start to radiate the fact that a designer’s dream of perfection is there – or almost there. Each trial is a page in the story of design creation at Moorcroft, and for the first time, some of these exquisite trials are now available on-line for collectors worldwide to acquire.

Trials are selected on a run of kiln basis and may have a minor imperfection, as each trial is a unique piece.

Daffodils - Vase Daffodils - Vase

Daffodils
72/20

£5,155.00
Sweetpeas - Vase Sweetpeas - Vase

Sweetpeas
95/20

£4,545.00
Acanthus - Plaque Acanthus - Plaque

Acanthus
PLQ5

£215.00
Almond Blossom - Vase Almond Blossom - Vase

Almond Blossom
39/12

£1,285.00
Almond Blossom - Plaque Almond Blossom - Plaque

Almond Blossom
PLQ3

£595.00
Angel Ascent - Vase Angel Ascent - Vase

Angel Ascent
7/7

£1,120.00
Angelica - Candlestick Angelica - Candlestick

Angelica
849/8

£775.00
Arcadia Maine - Vase Arcadia Maine - Vase

Arcadia Maine
81/14

£1,730.00
Art Nouveau Blue - Vase Art Nouveau Blue - Vase

Art Nouveau Blue
122/8

£495.00
Art Nouveau Yellow - Vase Art Nouveau Yellow - Vase

Art Nouveau Yellow
122/8

£495.00
Autumn Leaves  - Mug Autumn Leaves  - Mug

Autumn Leaves
MU1

£285.00
Bees Bells - Vase Bees Bells - Vase

Bees Bells
200/5

£395.00
Bees for tea - Vase Bees for tea - Vase

SOLD OUT

Bees for tea
158/4

£195.00
Bees for tea - Tray Bees for tea - Tray

SOLD OUT

Bees for tea
780/4

£95.00
Bees for tea - Clock Bees for tea - Clock

Bees for tea
CL1

£280.00