The Roundabout Antiques store held a Moorcroft Annual open day on the 21st of February to showcase their new release, limited editions and general range pieces for 2015. With the 100 year centenary of the ANZACS this year, Moorcroft has created a collection of pottery especially for Australia and New Zealand. Pottery pieces include depictions such events as the tale of Simpson and his donkey and the Battle of Lone Pine.
Moorcroft pottery has been made in the same factory in the United Kingdom since 1913 and according to Robert Neilsen, who runs the store along with his family, the Moorcroft brand is basically the Rolex watch of the pottery world. A family run business since 1996, the Nielsens have a proud history of being professional antique and collectables dealers. “The shop is a bit unique in the fact that we deal with Moorcroft pieces from 80 to 90 years ago as well as their modern pieces. We deal with the entire spectrum of Moorcroft and we are one of the only ones in Australia that do that,” Robert said.
A prominent piece in their Australian exclusive collection is The Great Barrier Reef Vase which the Nielsen family featured last year. The Roundabout Antiques store will be having another open day in July where one of the artists from Moorcroft will be visiting.
Visit www.roundaboutantiques.com.au to see their collections.
Photos and Words by Emily Facoory