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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

Seven William De Morgan tile panels.  Left to Right: William De Morgan blue peacock, Winged Seahorse Panel, Tree of Knowledge (with William Morris), Fantastic Bird, Winged Gryphon, Peacock and Salamanders, Parrot Fireplace Tiles from


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Today's Featured tile:

William De Morgan Persian Fish Frieze
Persian Fish Frieze

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.

In addition, a bestiary tile is featured on Thursdays and Saturdays.


Ulisse Aldronvandi Felis Synacus, 16th century.

Medieval Cats

Medieval cat tiles benefit Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary.


Customer Installation Photos:

William De Morgan Red Lustre Triptych

Kitchens (one new)


Fireplaces (one new)

Stairs and Accents (one new)


New Tiles

I add new tile designs less frequent during tile season.

William De Morgan:

Arts and Crafts:

William Morris Tiles from Textiles:


New Medieval Gardens and bestiary dragons and cats

Tres Riche Heures Labors of the Months tile set (12 months, 6 tiles).

Victorian medieval:

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

Golden Age Art Tile:

Current Announcements

Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward. ~e.e. cummings

De Morgan blue and white fantastic animals and complementary fantastic ducks. Do see the Lewis Carroll fireplace at Oxford, which has both.

I have added Cinderella side panels to the Morris / Burne-Jones Cinderella fireplace tiles. These are based on the little-known Cinderella fireplace at Cronkbourne.

The Forest border tiles are now also available on three 8x6 tiles.

The Forest Lion

The All-the-Dragons page is down and I am removing the links. With more than 100 dragons, it loads too slowly even on fast connections. One will have to slog through the three dragon pages:

Web Updates

New fireplaces and accent tiles added to customer installation photos.

I have updated the Textile Gallery to provide one visual index of textile patterns. Not all colors of every pattern are shown. Follow the easy links to the individual tile pages.

Tiles are inspected several times before they ship:

Woodland Weeds Tile Inspection
Tiles from Morris Textile Designs


Current Lead Time - The current time to ship is about 2-3 weeks for most tiles.

Get updates on featured tiles at William Morris Tile as well as on social media (social media buttons).

Projects in Progress

Glasgow School: Jessie M. King Beauty in the Beast's Garden

Medieval: Bestiary Updates

Botanicals: Victorian Botanicals and Animals of Australia


I will post more overruns soon. They are tiles I made when I was trying to get the color exactly right, or testing sizes. Overruns are deeply discounted, but are a fixed quantity.


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.

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

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