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Philip Webb and William De Morgan

Scrolls, Whorls, Boughs, Swirls

William De Morgan blue and white scroll border

Growth is a spiral process, doubling back on itself, reassessing and regrouping ~Julia Margaret Cameron

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Philip Webb Color Palette

Philip Webb Color Palette

Philip Webb Whorls and Flowers

William De Morgan Scrolls

Philip Webb

William De Morgan and Philip Webb were key figures in the early directions taken by Morris's firm. Best known for his architectural design for Red House, William Morris's first married home, and later for the animals in 'The Forest' tapestry, Philip Webb was a founding member of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co., and hence the Arts and Crafts Movement itself.

Morris is so much a large solar energy that the stars around him can be overshadowed. Just as De Morgan is known as the Father of Arts & Crafts ceramics, Philip Webb, a major architect of the Gothic Revival movement, is often called the Father of Arts & Crafts Architecture. With Morris, he founded the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings in 1877.

Morris met Philip Webb while working for the architect G.E. Street in London. Morris and Edward Burne-Jones were sharing living quarters at the time, and the three remained friends and went on to establish 'The Firm' in 1861.

Webb's collaborated with Morris from the earliest days, as seen in tiles as Longden and Red House Birds, through his contributions to The Forest into designs for Kelmscott book covers, such as William Morris's Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs.

Philip Webb - Early Whorls and Flowers Tiles

Philip Webb Whorls and Flowers variations

I have three tiles based on Philip Webbs "Whorls and Flowers" tile, shown far left.

Whorls and Flowers Pricing

4.25 inch square tiles (5 flowers tile only): $44

6 inch square tiles: $56

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All three comes in two blues: Webb Blue (a lighter blue) and De Morgan Blue (a deeper cobalt blue).

Background Color: White or cream.

Philip Webb tile shown in Webb Blue (right) and De Morgan blue left)

Other Philip Webb Tiles

Webb Sunflower (coming)

Early Blue Longden

Red House Birds

The Forest Backsplash

Forest Animal Accent Tiles (tumbled and ceramic)

Birds and Betrayal

Volsung book cover pattern, William Morris and Philip Webb

William De Morgan

De Morgan Scrolls and Boughs variations

Scrolls and Boughs are also available in De Morgan Blue (works with Fantstic Birds and Beasts) and Red Lustre (works with Lewis Carroll Fireplace and Barn Owls).

William De Morgan Scrolls and Boughs

De Morgan Scrolls and Boughs are available in 6 inch, and 8 inch tiles

De Morgan Original Cobalt Scrolls and Boughs

William De Morgan Scrolls and Boughs, Original Cobalt

De Morgan Scrolls and Boughs in Original Cobalt Blue and White are available on 6 inch ceramic only.

Scrolls and Boughs Pricing

6 inch square tiles: $58

6 inch square tiles: $78

Background Color: Scrolls and Boughs are available with a white or cream background color.

How to Order Tile

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Red Lustre Scrolls

William De Morgan Red Lustre Leaf Scroll, open William De Morgan Red Lustre Leaf Scroll, closed William De Morgan Red Lustre double Scroll

From left: open scroll, closed scroll, double scroll. Shown on cream background.

De Morgan Red Lustre Scrolls are available in 4.25 inch, 6 inch, and 8 inch tiles:

Red Lustre Scroll Pricing

4.25 inch square tiles: $48

6 inch square tiles: $58

6 inch square tiles: $78

How to Order Tile

De Morgan red lustre scrolls work with all red lustre tiles. such as Lewis Carroll Fireplace and Barn Owls)

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De Morgan Blue Scrolls

William De Morgan Blue Leaf Scroll, open William De Morgan Blue Leaf Scroll, closed William De Morgan Blue double Scroll William De Morgan Blue double Scroll with flowers William De Morgan mirrored scrolls border

From left: open scroll, closed scroll, double scroll, double scroll with flowers, mirrored open scrolls. Shown on white background.

De Morgan Blue Scrolls are available in 4.25 inch, 6 inch, and 8 inch tiles:

Blue Scroll Pricing (on white background)

4.25 inch square tiles: $46

6 inch square tiles: $58

6 inch square tiles: $76

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Related De Morgan Pages

William De Morgan Overview and List of Tiles

William De Morgan Biographical Information

William De Morgan Gallery

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