Burgess & Leigh, the maker of Burleigh Ware, has announced that Steven Moore is joining its team in the role of creative director.
Well known to TV viewers as a ceramics specialist on BBC One’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’, Steven is an auctioneer, author and curator.
Sebastian Lazell, managing director of Burgess & Leigh, commented: “Steven will be a great asset to the Burleigh brand and brings a wealth of skills. He will guide both the creative direction of the brand and the selection of new products.
“Steven has the ability to capture the very essence of Burleigh’s DNA, taking the best of our design heritage and making it relevant for today. His clear affection for Burleigh will shine through in all his communication of the brand story, from packaging to the Burleigh website.”
Steven Moore added: “Being appointed creative director of Burleigh is a dream made reality for me. Burleigh makes its wares like no one else and I’m enormously lucky to be able to draw upon the incredible talents of its craftsmen and women, many of whom possess skills which no longer exist elsewhere within the industry.”
Established in Staffordshire since 1851, Burleigh is the only pottery in the world to continue the centuries old technique of tissue transfer printing from hand engraved copper rollers. Every piece of Burleigh Ware is made at The Middleport Pottery, which has been its home since 1889. Recently restored by The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, one of HRH The Prince of Wales’s charities, Middleport Pottery was ‘re-opened’ last year by his Royal Highness on one of his frequent visits to the factory.