Bernard Moore (Biographical details)

Bernard Moore (ceramicist/glass worker/potter; British; Male; 1850 - 1935)

Also known as

Moore, Bernard


After their father's death in 1867 Bernard Moore and his brother took over the running of the family china works at Longton, Staffordshire, which became known as Moore Brothers, manufacturing on a large scale a wide range of table and ornamental wares, often of Eastern inspiration. They exhibited successfully at Sydney in 1879, Melbourne in 1882 and at Chicago in 1893. Unfortunately little is known of Moore's career at the end of the nineteenth century and his reasons for closing the factory in 1905 and setting up a studio at Wolfe Street, Stoke-on-Trent, are unclear. Moore began to experiment with coloured glazes in the 1890s.


A. Dawson, 'Bernard Moore, Master Potter 1850-1935', London 1982
'Bernard Moore, 'Master Potter 1850-1935', exhibition catalogue, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, compiled by A. Dawson and J. Opie