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Tile in the William Morris and De Morgan Tradition

Tile in the tradition of English Arts & Crafts, also known as the decorative wing of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.

Arts & Crafts, Victorian, Medieval, and Pre-Raphaelite Tile

William De Morgan and William Morris collaboration: Membland tile panels (detail)

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If I were asked to say what is at once the most important production of Art and the thing most to be longed for,
I should answer, A beautiful House.
~William Morris

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21 January 2019

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Abandon hopelessness, all ye who enter here. ~G.K. Chesterton

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First time here? How this Site is Organized

New Kitchen Installation Photos

New Victorian Blue & White Tiles

William De Morgan, School of Fish

The featured tile changes every few days.

There are substantial discounts on featured tiles on the days they are featured. See How to Order Tile.

Waterhouse, Circe

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Newest Tiles

I add new tile designs less frequently during tile season.

Medieval:

Six new medieval Italian kitchen tiles

Ongoing additions to the bestiary:

26 new medieval dogs

Four new medieval cats

More bestiary dragons

Brought back Limited Edition murals to Tres Riches Heures Labors of the Months tile set (12 months, 6 tiles).

Victorian Medieval:

Monoceros Star Map backsplash. Beware of unicorns in the sky.

Victorian

Pre-Raphaelite Arts & Crafts:

Edward Burne-Jones, Doorkeeper

Labors of the Months

Viking Ship ~Edward Burne-Jones, tile from stained glass

William Morris Tiles from Textiles:

William De Morgan:

Arts and Crafts:

Art Nouveau:

Current Announcements: January

I wish you all a new year full of love and hope, time with family and those you love, quiet time for yourself, and the realization of your goals.

In December, I added the flamingo and hedgehog to the William De Morgan Red Lustre tiles, the Membland Six-tile Border, and a new format to the Monoceros Star Map mural.

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I've sworn off taking on any more bespoke tile projects. Well, mostly. What is a bespoke tile, you ask? About bespoke tiles

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After the holidays, I hope to spend more time on Philip Webb and Kate Faulkner tiles. Many of the figures in Morris's designs were done by Philip Webb, such as the animals in 'The Forest' tapestry. As for Kate, not only did she hand-paint many of the early Morris, Marshall, and Faulkner Fairy Tale Fireplace Tiles designed by Edward Burne-Jones, but she was an unacknowledged tile designer in her own right.

Still Planning to Work on:

Lower-priced background color samples that can be used for field tile matching.

Victorian tea room tiles.

Accent tiles to accompany the Monoceros Star Map backsplash.

Legend of Good Wimmen.

Victorian Botanicals and Geometrics, if there's interest.

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Customer Installation Photos:

Brother
Brother Rabbit Tiles in Victorian Blue

Recent

Baths (two new)

Kitchens (three new)

Fireplaces (three new)

Stairs and Accents (one new)

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Web Updates

I am making the gallery, catalog, and product pages more mobile friendly as I go along, including a font change so there may be some moments of "What was she thinking?" Several pages have been done. For mobile users, the descriptions should appear closer to the images and be less confusion.

Book of Hours of the Duc de Berry

Book of Hours: Autumn Months

Notifications

I don't send notification emails because people get enough impersonal emails.

If I have your mailing address, I will send an occasional postcard featuring a tile with an interesting backstory. I intend that these will be pretty enough for bookmarks and not make their way immediately to a landfill.

You can get updates on featured tiles at William Morris Tile as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

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I say to you that earth and heaven are not two but one; and this one is that which ye know, and are each one of you a part of.... unless ye slay it. ~William Morris, A Dream of John Ball

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Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. ~William Morris

William Morris Tile on Houzz