The Downlands Exhibition is honoured to present a selection of fine Moorecroft Pottery and John Deacon glass paperweights this year...
Courtesy of our friends at Roundabout Antiques.
About John Deacons Glass
Scotland has a long tradition of paperweight making, greatly influenced by the Ysart family. Salvador, the father and three of his sons founded Ysart Glass, later to become Vasart Glass and then Strathearn Glass. The most famous paperweight maker of the Ysart family, Paul, went his own way making paperweights at Moncrieff, Caithness Glass, and his own company at Harland in a career that spanned more nearly 60 years.
W. Moorcroft Ltd, trading as Moorcroft is a British art pottery manufacturer based in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England which was founded by William Moorcroft in 1913. Early in his career, William Moorcroft turned the pottery world on "its head" when his art nouveau-influenced Florian Ware was decorated entirely by hand, with the design outlined in a raised, trailed slip using a technique known as tubelining. This technique has been used in almost all of Moorcroft's art pottery ever since, distinguishing it from mass-produced transfer printed pottery and creating a wonderful, tactile experience in it's timeless designs. Moorcroft Pottery recently celebrated its 100th year, and continues to produce its pottery in Stoke On Trent in the UK, in the same manner to this very day.