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

Diamonds are actually unstable at surface temperature and pressure. Every diamond above ground is very, very slowly altering into graphite, another form of pure carbon.

Latest News

The Luxury of Time: Exhibition Extended at the Manx Museum

Manx National Heritage confirms that it has extended ‘The Luxury of Time’, an exhibition at the Manx Museum featuring some of history’s most significant British timepieces. The Luxury of Time features 30 different outstandingly beautiful timepieces from Dr Taylor’s private collection. The exhibition, which showcases the golden age of clock and watch making, is the largest exhibition of clocks and timepieces ever staged on the Isle of Man and the first dedicated to horology at the Manx Museum. The exhibition is on display at the Manx Museum until Sunday 27 September 2020.  Admission is free but donations are welcome.  … 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