RHS licenses Moorcroft to produce rose pottery

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has licensed Moorcroft to produce The RHS Rose Collection, a line of art pottery using rose designs inspired by the RHS Lindley Library.

The RHS Rose Collection is composed of six designs, based on famous roses. They are: Marechal Niel,  The Sphere, RHS Wisley, Scotch Rose, Rosa and Eglantine.


All six designs appear on vases, while the Scotch Rose design also appears on a coaster and a round ceramic plaque with a wooden oak surround, The Sphere has a matching coaster, and Eglantine also comes as a framed rectangular wall plaque.


The RHS Rose Collection has been designed to complement a new RHS publication, The Rose, a book  written by RHS historian Brent Elliot, and subtitled A History of the World’s Favourite Flower in 40 Captivating Roses with Classic Texts and Rare Beautiful Prints.


Moorcroft and the RHS have collaborated a number of times in recent years, firstly with Moorcroft’s silver-gilt medal-winning ‘The Moorcroft: "Natural Woman" Garden’ at the RHS Tatton Flower Show in 2008, and then with centrepieces for Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s show gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2013 and 2014.

The Moorcroft factory, built in 1913, is in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent.

Elise Adams, managing director, Moorcroft, said: "Our customer demographic – the collector who appreciates high-quality, British-made, handcrafted, fine art pottery and the botanical themes we often favour – is a great match with the demographic of the people who support the RHS. We’ve developed a strong synergy with the RHS with our involvement in show gardens at both the RHS Tatton Flower Show and the RHS Chelsea Flower Shows and now we are honoured and delighted to have the chance to play such an important role on this wonderful rose project."


Cathy Snow, RHS licensing manager, said: "The RHS Rose Collection has been designed to complement the RHS publication The Rose written by our historian Brent Elliot to celebrate these beautiful blooms – which it does beautifully. The six designs also stand out on their own as true works of art that many collectors will be thrilled to own."


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