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Antiques Roadshow star joins Burleigh

Renowned pottery firm that makes Burleigh Ware announces Steven Moore as creative director

Burgess & Leigh, makers of the iconic 'Burleigh Ware', are delighted to announce that Steven Moore is joining its team in the role of Creative Director.

Steven's appointment further strengthens the status of this noble brand that has undergone a renaissance in recent years.

Well known to TV viewers as a specialist on BBC’s Antique Roadshow, Steven brings his encyclopaedic knowledge of design as well as his infectious passion for ceramics to the brand which was established in 1851.

Sebastian Lazell, Managing Director of Burgess & Leigh comments: “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. Steven’s 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 am enormously lucky to be able to draw upon the incredible talents of its craftsmen and women, many of whom possess skills which no longer exists elsewhere within the industry."

Notes on Steven Moore
Steven was destined for the world of ceramics, art and antiques; as a school boy he diverted his cross country runs to dig up bottles from old
tips which led to an interest in local pottery. By the age of 16, Steven had curated his first exhibition at Newcastle’s Laing Art Gallery and he
had written his first book by 21. After studying to be an Archaeologist, he moved into antique dealing and writing. Steven is an Ambassador for The Prince’s Regeneration Trust.

Notes on Burleigh
Burleigh is an authentic ‘Heritage Brand’ whose wares are made by hand in a time honoured, unhurried way. 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.

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