Studio 213 LLC

An Eclectic Blend of Local Art and Antiques

Moorcroft Pottery from Stoke on Trent, England

     Moorcroft pottery is still made by had from start to finish.  The designer's lines are transferred onto a raw clay pot with tracing paper and a special ink to enable tube-liners to work their magic. Tube-liners squeeze liquid clay out of a fine pipette along the designer's lines to create a design outline.  After that, Moorcroft painters "float" metallic oxide colors suspended in water between the lines.  The piece is now ready for its first firing. Before a second firing, the piece is dipped in a special glaze. The colours seep deep into the clay prompting many to say that the colourful, almost translucent, finish has the quality of precious stones. On the base o every piece of Moorcroft you will find a set of backstamps all of which tell a story, including the name of the designer, tube-liner and painter;the date of manufacture and the famous impressed 'Moorcroft'mark itself.