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Watership Down

The epic and best-selling novel by Richard Adams, Watership Down, has just been adapted for the BBC (UK) and Netflix (Worldwide, with UK coming in Spring 2019) with the ragtag band of rabbits redrawn and transformed by animation for a December 22nd 2018 release. We strongly recommend you view this new adaptation and are delighted to have been asked to create an artistic homage to this new television adaptation.

For 2019, Moorcroft journey with their on-screen partners: Hazel, the brave and wise leader; Bigwig, the strong yet impetuous warrior; and Fiver, the prophet who provides them with the impetus to avoid danger, and discover new found design territory, where art and heritage skills bring acclaimed words and animation to life.

So rise up on your haunches and peer through the wild grasses and smell the faint scent of wild garlic in the breeze, as you journey through scenery entirely created by Moorcroft designer, Emma Bossons FRSA and rabbits carefully transported from their on-screen personas by fellow Moorcroft designer, Kerry Goodwin. 

Bigwig - Vase
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Bigwig 189/8 Vase


Bigwig’s very name is cleverly used by Richard Adams to depict the honour of title. As you journey t..

Clover - Vase
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Clover 7/7 Vase


Clover, a hutch rabbit, was rescued from Nuthanger Farm by Hazel after he recognised that their band..

Fiver - Vase
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Fiver 102/7 Vase


In stark contrast to Hazel, Fiver first appears in the novel as "less at ease" than his brother, and..

Hazel-Rah - Vase
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Hazel-Rah 869/9 Vase


Hazel, the main protagonist of Watership Down is a shrewd and energetic rabbit of average stature wh..

The General - Vase
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Like any dictator of a place or country, General Woundwort is a cruel rabbit who is the Chief Rabbit..


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