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.

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

New Midsummer Chronophage Clock on display in the Isle of Man

There’s very exciting news for those in the Isle of Man.  You can see the wonderful Midsummer Chronophage clock on display in Douglas, there in time to see in the New Year! The spectacular clock, designed by the world-renowned inventor, philanthropist and Santon resident, Dr John C Taylor OBE, is now on display at the Isle of Man’s largest privately-owned bar and restaurant, 1886 in Regent Street, Douglas, Isle of Man. The huge mesmerising, gold-plated clock, measuring 1.5 metres (5 ft) in diameter, was conceived, designed and mostly manufactured on the Island. It is the second in a series of… read more

Interesting Quotes

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.

Elliott Erwitt