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William Morris and Morris & Co. Tiles - Tile Catalog

I just need some time in a beautiful place to clear my head. ~William Morris

William Morris Tiles

The first Morris tiles were produced for Red House, the home he built along the path the Canterbury Pilgrims would have walked. Morris hand-painted them himself. When, after an evening of wine and conversation, they decided to form Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co., tiles were offered along with stained glass, home furnishings, and textiles. After a few years, William De Morgan joined the firm. A renowed ceramic artist to this day, he was first in charge of 'The Firm's' stained glass production but took a strong interest in ceramics and ultimately took over the production of ceramics. Eventually, he started his own pottery firm, providing tiles to Morris & Co. and eventually to others as well as commissions such as Leighton House and P&O shipping.

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Morris, Marshall and Faulkner Tiles

Morris & Co. Tiles

Morris - De Morgan Collaborations

Other William Morris / Morris & Co. Tiles

On their own pages:

Red House and Early Tiles

Tiles from Morris Textile Designs

All William De Morgan Tiles

Shown: Membland Tile panel, a Morris-De Morgan collaboration.

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Not all tiles and colors of every pattern are shown here. Follow the links to the product pages to see colors and variations. (The individual catalogs are new so you'll see some changes in format while I polish them to consolidate images for faster loading and add some short descriptions)

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Columbine

Columbine

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: No
Tile Set: No

William Morris Blue Columbine

Blue Columbine

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: No
Tile Set: No

William Morris Longden

Longden

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: No
Tile Set: No

Tulip and Trellis

Morris Tulip & Trellis

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: No
Tile Set: No

Cinderella, A letter Arrives, Edward Burne-Jones design, hand-painted by Lucy Faulkner

Cinderella

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: No
Tile Set: Yes

A New Baby is Born, Sleeping Beauty, Edward Burne-Jones, hand-painted by Lucy Faulkner

Sleeping Beauty

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: No
Tile Set: Yes

Beauty and the Beast, Edward Burne-Jones, hand-painted by Lucy Faulkner

Beauty and the Beast

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: No
Tile Set: Yes

William Morris early Swan tiles

Early Swans

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes
Tile Set: No

William Morris early daisies

Early Daisies

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: No
Tile Set: Yes

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Morris and De Morgan Collaborations

Collaborations: Membland

William Morris, Membland Tile panel detail

Membland is available in accent tiles, border, large and small backsplashes, fireplace panels, stair risers (as accent tiles or border tiles), and the full mural.

Membland formats and colors

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Morris Poppies

Left: William Morris poppy tiles

William Morris Poppy Tiles

Poppies are available in Salmon Pink, Golden Yellow, Welsh Blue, Tangerine

William Morris Poppy tile variations

The Firm: Early Morris, Marshall and Faulkner Panels

Legend of Good Wimmen

Ariadne and Phyllida, the Legend of Good Wimmen
Ariadne and Phyllida, The Legend of Good Wimmen

Ariadne and Phyllida are from The Legend of Good Wimmen tiles, but were not part of the original set. In The Romaunt of the Rose, Chaucer makes many disparaging remarks. In the Prologue to The Legend of Good Wimmen, the God of Love appears to Chaucer in a dream dressed in the colors of the daisy take him to task for his irreverence. Good Wimmen is his redemption.
Then said Love, "It was a great negligence to write about the lack of steadfastness of women, since you know their goodness by experience and by old stories as well. Set aside the chaff, and write well of the corn. Why would you not write of Alceste, and leave Criseyde sleeping in peace? For your writing should be of Alceste, since you know that she is a model of goodness; for she taught noble love, and especially how a wife ought to live, and all the bounds that she should keep. Your little wit was sleeping that time. But now I charge you on your life that in your Legend you write of this woman, after you have written of other lesser ones. And now farewell, I charge you no more. (Geoffrey Chaucer, The Legend of Good Wimmen, Prologue)

Ariadne and Phyllida

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Labors of the Months

March through June, Labors of the Months
Labors of the Months, March through June

The Labors of the Months tiles are based on tiles produced by Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co. (Morris & Co.'s predecessor) in the 1860s-1870s. They in turn were based on earlier tiles made for the Queens' College Overmantel at Cambridge.

More about: Labors of the MOnths

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William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones Fairy Tale overmantel tiles for 'The Hill'

Story Tile Sets

The fairy tale tiles consist of three stories, and the surrounding swan tiles:

Fairy Tale Tiles Overview

Customer Installation photos

Cinderella Fireplace Tiles

Sleeping Beauty Fireplace Tiles

Swan Tiles