John C Taylor

My Vision


Art and Design


I’m passionate about art and design and have been a designer and inventor for all of my working life.

In recent years, while building my elliptical country home Arragon Mooar, in the Isle of Man, I have produced bespoke ‘design artworks’, such as the Elliptical Collection that encompasses a full set of bone-white ceramic ware and hand blown glassware. 

The limited edition set of classic white ceramic ware with subtle gold edging combines both traditional skills and cutting edge technology.  Inspired by the high level of craftsmanship and strong British heritage behind the great Josiah Wedgewood, I unearthed long lost pottery skills in commissioning a custom made mould and setter that could incorporate the new and improved design. 

Freed from the limitations of the standard 2½D shape, the result is a bespoke set of elliptical pieces in a revolutionary 3D curved shape.  They are a pleasure to handle and completely unique.

The hand blown glassware is exclusively made in Norfolk.  The stylish set of elliptical glassware is designed to achieve a perfect balance of form and function, and the distinctive elliptical shape is clearly visible when viewed from the side and above.  The compressed oval shape of the water glass is designed to fit a hand’s natural grip to ensure maximum comfort.

I have always applied a ‘nothing is impossible’ approach to design using the best aspects of the past to create innovative products that are built to last. 

If you would like to read the brochure in Chinese please see here.

Interesting Facts

Between 1912 and 1948, art competitions were a part of the Olympics. Medals were awarded for architecture, music, painting, and sculpture.

Latest News

Luxury of Time Exhibition at National Museum of Scotland

A special display of rare and significant historical timepieces telling the story of a golden age of innovation in British watch and clockmaking will go on show at the National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, which runs to 26 January 2020. The Luxury of Time: Clocks from 1550-1750 features objects from the private collection of Dr John C Taylor OBE. The 25 objects to be shown demonstrate the golden age of British clock and watch-making and illustrate the delicate workmanship and incredible technical skills involved.  Exquisitely made and decorated in precious metals, they were labour-intensive, luxury items… read more

Interesting Quotes

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

Helen Keller