William De Morgan Tiles - Gallery and Catalog

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Not all tiles and colors of every pattern are shown here. Some tiles are shown on marble but are also available on ceramic. Follow the links to the product pages to see colors and variations.

Individual Accent Tiles

De Morgan birds

Birds

Blue Weaver Birds

Red lustre Barn owls and scrolls,

De Morgan's love affair with red lustre began in his Chelsea Period (1872) and continued for another 20 years, well into his Fulham Period. The barn owls pattern was also implemented as individual owl tiles in polychrome. The backsplash pattern shown is comprised of both the red lustre foliage scroll, and owl tiles themselves, of which there are variations.

Fantastic Bird,

Parrots and Macaws,

Kelmscott Manor Blue Artichoke,

Persian Peacocks,

Turquoise Blue Peacock,

Parrots and Macaws (black),

Fantastic Ducks,

Peacock and Salamander.

Fantastic Bird, Available as Single Tile (Head)

William De Morgan Fantastic Bird facing tile panels

The Fantastic Bird is one of the most popular tiles I have. He is part of a three-tile panel, available in 6 or eight-inch tiles

Fantastic Bird

See the fantastic bird installed

De Morgan Carnations

William De Morgan Carnations, single tile

De Morgan carnations are available in both ceramic and tumbled marble tiles, in pastel spring colors and bold summer colors.

De Morgan Carnation Tiles

See the De Morgan carnations installed

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Blue and White Tiles

Ships and Galleons

De Morgan made 18 known ships, of which I have made 15 reproductions. Most of the ships are single tiles. The De Morgan triptych design was never known to be produced in blue, only in red lustre.

Some galleons were executed in green and red lustre but most in cobalt blue. Mine are mostly cobalt blue.

De Morgan Ships and Galleons

Ship Installations

Fantastic Birds and Beasts

I have several of De Morgan's fantastic birds and animal tiles. They mix well with both the ships and the Indigo Ducks.

Hoopee and Owl with Rat, William De Morgan.

All the Fantastic Birds and Beasts

Indigo Ducks

The Fantastic Duck pattern was originally executed in both red lustre and indigo. De Morgan experimented with stenciling to create poloychrome ducks but with great effect: Necklaces appeared around the necklaces of the ducks on the second firing.

William De Morgan Indigo Ducks

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Fireplace Installations

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Peacocks and Parrots

De Morgan peacock and parrot single tiles

Facing Peacocks

The stylized facing peacocks use De Morgan's "Persian" color palette, which was inspired by Iznak tiles and the Persian patterns that he and William Morris had taken a strong interest in. The peacocks can be used as a single accent tile or as a border. The design is taken from a larger panel of Fish and Peacocks

Parrots and Macaws

The Parrots and Macaws are available with white, cream, or black background. The single tiles are taken from a two- or four-tile vertical panel. The design can be reversed to make a two-tile seamless pattern.

William Morris / William De Morgan Membland Hall Tiles

an border tiles, 6x6

Accent Tiles and Stair Risers

The Membland accent tiles present a detail from Membland tile panel, the largest panel ever produced by Morris and Co. at 36 inches by 63 inches. All an formats are available with backgrounds in four colors: black, original cobalt, indigo, and cream.

Accent Tiles (all background colors shown)

Borders and Backsplashes

Fireplace Tiles (panels and surrounds)

Wall Mural (in heights up to 46.75 inches)

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Tulip and Trellis

William Morris and William De Morgan tullip and trellis variations

William De Morgan executed William Morris's original tulip and trellis (top right) while working at Morris & Co. in 1870. In 1890, he designed his own version of tulip and trellis (top left). At one point, De Morgan denied Morris having any influence on his work, but it is apparent here.

Tulip and Trellis

Bedford Park Daisy

Bedford Park Daisy

Bedford Daisy is named after one of the housing developments build on the outskirts of London to provide homes for the many workers who had come to London for jobs in the factories. It was a very popular pattern and variations of it were made by a number of tile houses.

Bedford Park Daisy

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Backsplashes and Murals

De Morgan backsplashes

Small Backsplashes

Merton Abbey Owl and Moon

Small an Backsplash

Persian Serpents

Kitchen Undercabinet and Shower Backsplashes

Facing Two-tile Parrots panel

Facing Fantastic Birds

Nine-tile Peacock panel- no fish

Large backsplashes and murals

Facing Peacocks with Fish

Membland full panel