World-class Moorcroft Pottery on display for the first time in Cannon Hall Museum

To mark 150 years since the birth of the great ceramicist, William Moorcroft, Cannon Hall Museum are hosting a wonderful display of his work which captures the beauty of the natural world. Kindly on loan from W Moorcroft Ltd many of the pieces have not been displayed outside of the company before.

Born in 1872 Moorcroft combined his love of nature with ceramics and created the unique look that has defined Moorcroft pottery for over 120 years. The artist began designing ceramics for James Macintyre & Co in 1897 and later established his own company in 1913. Since then, W Moorcroft Ltd has continued to be one of the most popular makers of ceramics both in the United Kingdom and worldwide.

The museum, set in its stunning parkland, is the perfect place to display the work and brings together sixteen stunning pieces that represent the finest ceramics designed by William Moorcroft between 1897 and his death in 1945.

On display in the Museum until Sunday, 26 June they are a fantastic addition to the outstanding ceramics collection on display around the gallery.

Lynn Dunning, Head of Barnsley Museums said: “Moorcroft pottery features prominently in the Cannon Hall Museum collection, and we are delighted to be hosting an exclusive display of sixteen additional pieces that showcases the very best of the artists’ work. It will be a real treat for fans of Moorcroft and ceramics. The ceramics collection ranges from the 18th century right up to the present day and include work by world renowned artists such as William De Morgan and Bernard Leech.”