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During the current situation, we regret that we cannot receive any visitors to our workshop.
We will endeavour to accommodate personal collections of previously ordered and commissioned cats where possible. We apologise for any disappointment and inconvenience.



Though we continue to make our Moorside Cats for sale, our workshop and studio is no longer open to the general public. We are still happy to discuss specific requirements and requests for commissioned work. Visits by appointment can be arranged, please contact us by telephone or email [email protected]



Situated within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, in the village of West Burton in Wensleydale the Nichols family has been making Moorside Cats since 1982.  The cats are modelled in clay and each given their own names in this tranquil, picturesque place with its magnificent village Green. Its hidden waterfall, Cauldron Falls, below which salmon spawn and can be seen leaping as they pass upstream. Sea trout have also been spotted in the big pool below the falls.

Since 1982 two generations of people and many cats have been involved in the business; Shirley and Barrie Nichols and daughter Sarah alongside the family cats Chloe, Orlando, Zoe, Millie, Tilda, Ruby, Alfie and Sophie who have all been models for the cats we design and produce.

Sadly Shirley died in March 2020 and is much missed (especially by her cats Alfie and Sophie)


Contact us - email: [email protected] | Tel +44 (0) 1969 663273


Moorside Cats are available exclusively by mail order from The Cat Pottery, Moorside Design, West Burton. We are happy to discuss specific requirements and requests for commissioned work. Please contact us by telephone or email [email protected]

Payment is accepted through Paypal or bank transfer. 

From 1st January 2021 we will only deliver to UK addresses, we regret we will no longer be shipping to addresses outside the UK.

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