Moorcroft Ancient Woodland vase

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Ancient woodland in Britain is particularly precious, supporting over 200 of our rarest and most threatened species. There are woods that are present on maps dating back to 1600 in England and Wales and 1750 in Scotland. It is presumed that if they are present on maps of this age, they are likely to be even older, perhaps even linking back to the prehistoric wildwood that once existed in the UK. Each ancient wood is unique. It has its own local soil, environment, wildlife and cultural history. For this reason, ancient woodland is irreplaceable. Expert in storytelling and detail, Paul projects a vision of ancient woodland on this spectacular vase. Gnarled branches which have played witnesses to events over hundreds of years, flank a secluded pathway which leads to cottages with smoking chimneys. This sheltered settlement sat in ancient woodlands looks relatively undisturbed by human activity. Over time, it has evolved into a complex community of trees, plants, fungi, microorganisms and insects- all carefully considered and incorporated by Paul.

Designer: Paul Hilditch
Shape: 101/14
Size: 14” vase

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About Moorcroft pottery

Moorcroft pottery are renowned for their craftsmanship and quality, as well as their beautiful depictions of British wildlife. Their pieces are numbered, limited editions and are highly collectable. We have worked in partnership with Moorcroft for over five years, and this season we have chosen a selection of our favourite pieces from their latest collections.


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    This is a direct despatch (DD) item. It will be sent direct from our supplier and will arrive in a separate parcel from other items you order.

    Next Day Delivery and Choose The Day Delivery is not available for orders containing DD products as we do not control when the items are despatched.
    This item is made to order and sent direct from Malcolm Appleby's workshop in Scotland. Please allow 5-6 weeks for delivery.

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