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

Art made by the people for the people, as a joy to the maker and the user... ~William Morris

Tile in the William Morris and De Morgan Tradition

William De Morgan Iznik Empress double border tiles

William De Morgan Iznik Empress Fan tiles, double border

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

13 June 2024

William Morris, founder of the Arts and Crafts Movement

With the arrogance of youth, I determined to do no less than to transform the world with Beauty. If I have succeeded in some small way, if only in one small corner of the world, amongst the men and women I love, then I shall count myself blessed, and blessed, and blessed, and the work goes on. ~William Morris

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What's New?

The calendar says it's spring, but it feels like summer. Last night, I could see the northern lights from here in northern Oregon. Today, the sky is blue, things are growing, I have two new springer spaniels I am adopting from Springer Spaniel Rescue (and if you purchase Medieval Dog Tiles), you are supporting them and Old Dog Haven, too.

I took advantage of some of the downtime over the winter to put up some customer installation photos and add some new tiles I've made this last year (or two or three) but I'm not even close to caught up. It's in the plan to reorganize things so they're a bit easier to find, but as always, do start with the sitemap and if you're more on a mission than interested in browsing, you should, too.

Karl and his grandchild

A word of thanks: As many of my returning customers know, my husband Carl passed in August 2022. He was the world's most annoying man -- who knew I loved him so much? But it's been a while now and I am more often thankful than grieving, and especially thankful to everyone who sent condolences and flowers, and who were patient as I learned to walk on my own again spiritually. Do hold the people you love close and cherish them. There is a lot of love in the world, in more shapes and sizes than one expects. Make memories.

Current Announcements

Reading a crystal ball

Made a new two-row border set for Iznik Empress Border. This is an excellent height for undercabinet areas.

New Fireplace Installations

De Morgan Four-Tile Replacement Panel

Added Golden Parrot on glossy black to De Morgan Parrot Backsplash

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Current time to ship is 2-4 weeks for most orders. It's tile season so it's prudent to allow some runway time. And shipping times are all over the map, right now. Larger orders may take longer.

William De Morgan Parrot and Macaw Backsplash. With Parrot Stories!

New customer installation photos added to Kitchen Backsplashes

Art Nouveau: Tiffany Grape Vine fireplace tiles.

Classic Blue Onion is live. Finally.

Nine new tiles added to the C.F.A. Voysey Alice in Wonderland Tiles.

Created a Mock Turtle for the Lewis Carroll Fireplace Tiles. There is no original De Morgan mock turtle but one was sorely needed so I've created one from the body parts of other De Morgan creatures. A Mock Turtle Frankenstein, as it were.

Newly launched: Large murals. These will be labeled in the sitemap listing.

I am continuing to replace, or add as an option, some the intricate pattern tiles, that are too dense on a single tile, with two-tile sets. I am really happy with this. It makes them easier to see and has been so well-received that I'm going to continue this trend.

In other news, I am still in the process of updating the pricing on the 6x3 tiles I started last month. Accent tiles are also in the process of going up a bit, but not very much. To offset, the price of several of the murals is coming down substantially -- As I get more practice with new designs, the quality increases and the price comes down, as I waste less. So it shouldn't hurt too bad.

I modified the Catalog in an attempt to make the website easier to navigate. You can drill down from the Catalog, or if you know the tile you are looking for by name, it will be listed on the Site Map.

First time here? How this Site is Organized

Newest Customer Installations

Latest Tiles (not fully updated, but soon!)

Visual Galleries

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

I will be adding new customer installation photos in the new few days. They are accessible from the Catalog

Currently working on: Larger backsplashes along the lines of the Strawberry Thief Backsplash, Golden Lily and May Morris Acanthus backsplash and border tiles.

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'The Forest' Borders and Backsplash

12-tile 'The Forest' Lion Backsplash

He has tinged my whole inner being with the beauty of his own, and I know not a single gift for which I owe such gratitude to heaven as his friendship.
~Edward Burne-Jones on his friendship with William Morris, in Georgiana Burne-Jones, Memorials of Edward Burne-Jones

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More Installation Photos:

Strawberry Thief Backsplash

Strawberry Thief small undercabinet backsplash

More kitchen installation photos

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William De Morgan Peacock Fireplace

De Morgan fireplace surround with early Art Nouveau turquoise peacocks

Wiliam De Morgan early Art Nouveau Peacocks

Recent

Baths (one new)

Kitchens (two new)

Fireplaces (one new)

Stairs and Accents (one new)

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Newest Tiles

These are the most recent tiles, in reverse order. I add new tile designs less frequently during tile season.

William Morris Tiles from Textiles:

New size and color options added to Strawberry Thief Backsplash and Border Tiles

Tiles from Textiles Gallery

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William De Morgan:

Tree of Knowledge Fireplace Surround with Pratt and Larson Field Tiles

De Morgan Tiles Gallery

De Morgan Borders and Backsplashes

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Medieval:

Twelve new tiles added to De Materia Medica, a Medieval herbal text, for a total of 24 tiles.

Tiles from De Sphaera, a Medieval Astronomical Textbook

Added new tiles and formats to the Unicorn Tapestries

Ongoing additions to the bestiary:

new bestiary tiles

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

Medieval Tile Listing

Victorian Medieval:

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

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Victorian and Arts & Crafts Botanicals

Northwest Ferns

Botanicals: Ladies Flower Garden of Ornamental Annuals

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Pre-Raphaelite Arts & Crafts:

Edward Burne-Jones, Doorkeeper

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Art Nouveau:

Art Nouveau Water Lily and Lotus

Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh 'Four Queens'

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Galleries

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

The galleries are visual gateways to tiles in the general area mentioned. Options such as size, color, and other variations are shown on the individual product pages.

William Morris Tiles from Textiles

Morris & Co. Tiles

Victorian Blue and White Tiles

William De Morgan Tiles

De Morgan Tile Borders and Backsplashes

William Morris Red House and Early Tiles

Other Tiles I Hope to Work on Soon

But really, it's getting away from me....

Victoriana

I've started work on nests, kitchen herbs, and possibly even more fish. Kitchen herbs are probably more important but I am enjoying the nests. Meanwhile, do see the Ladies' Flower Garden of Ornamental Annuals

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And Someday....

If these seem like a good idea, encourage me.

Victorian tea room tiles.

Accent tiles to accompany the Monoceros Star Map backsplash.

Medieval Story Tiles

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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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