Moorcroft Pryas Cove
Stoke-on-Trent is home to not one but two canals – the Trent and Mersey and the Caldon. The former takes you through some of the best scenes that Britain’s waterways have to offer, through to the heritage-rich industrial city of Stoke-on-Trent. The Trent and Mersey Canal, engineered by James Brindley, was the country’s first long-distance canal, covering 93 miles and consisting of 76 locks.
Design: Pyra’s Cove
Designer: Kerry Goodwin
Polperro is an idyllic picture postcard village in Cornwall, but for the artist with an ability to think and to dream, the Cornish fishing village and harbour is much, much more. Its picturesque and colourful cottages hint at antiquity as they drift daintily down to the village harbour. The earliest known Royal document relating to Polperro is dated 1303 and antiquity and beauty are not in doubt and consequently the village was an inevitable attraction to visiting Moorcroft designer, Kerry Goodwin.
Before her arrival, Kerry had established that Polperro was the contemporary name for a village once called Pyra’s Cove, a name translated from the Cornish word ‘Porthpyra’. So much detail and beauty was there for the designer to absorb that Kerry found herself designing both a vase and a plaque, with an almost endless supply of material to feed her imagination. You will find yourself searching for fishermen’s lobster pots, the prettiest cottage or shop whilst simultaneously breathing in the salty air and the unmistakable smell of fresh seaweed, whether it be by visiting Polperro or experiencing all it has to offer in Moorcroft’s Pyra’s Cove.