Potter wanting Moor of Perth
WHETHER it is the glorious weather, picturesque panoramas or deep values of freedom, Australia evokes various meanings to different people.
For British Moorcroft pottery designer, Vicky Lovatt, Down Under embodies “the awe of diversity”.
In her new collection, The Great Southern Land, inspired by a trip to our shores last year, she and fellow designers convey this notion.
Lovatt drew inspiration from the country’s landscapes, animals, plant life, native history and artworks.
“Believe me, my visit was a great big Batman-style paff to the senses,” she said. “The colours, creatures, people and weather; I loved it straight away.
“The first morning, my colleague Mel and I went for a little walk and within 10 minutes saw a pod of dolphins, right beside us, playing in the Swan River. We decided to stay.”
Lovatt returns to Perth this month with Moorcroft artist Peter Harrison.
The pair will present the new collection to collectors and share knowledge of the design process and behind-the-scenes titbits.
Lovatt began her career at the world-famous design studio as a painter in 1999.
“Although most pottery produced in Stoke-on-Trent is beautiful, Moorcroft really was art for art’s sake, which I love,” she said.