In a race to emulate the sang-de-boeuf glazes of China, some of the leading pottery houses of the turn of the 20th Century were in close competition. Royal Doulton had a secret “flambe room” but it was Bernard Moore who was quietly celebrated as the first to bring the flambe glaze to Britain.
Whilst working with his bother at Moore Brothers (1873 – 1905), Bernard was appointed President of the British Ceramics Society and in 1905 he set up his own studio in Stoke-on-Trent. For just 10 years he produced work that was renowned for its form and experimental glazes.
Moore Exhibited widely (losing a large body of his work at the catastrophic Fire that ravaged the Brussels International Exhibition of 1910) and as his work were expensive he was patronized by the aristocracy, notably Queen Mary who was a great Patron to the Stoke Pottery Industry.