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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 Tree of Knowledge Fireplace Surround, Pratt and Larson field tiles

William De Morgan Tree of Knowledge on 6x8 inch tiles with Pratt and Larson field tiles.

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

8 November 2022

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?

Reading a crystal ball

Current Announcements

I've discontinued the 4.25 inch Strawberry Thief accent tiles, replacing them with two versions of the Strawberry Thief border tiles for 4.25 inch and 6 inch sizes. They're better! I can still make the 4.25 inch version, but the pattern is so dense, it's a bad fit for 4.25 inch tiles. The 6-inch and 8-inch accent tiles are still available.

The cost of the 6x3 blanks has gone up for reasons I cannot fathom. They are now the same price as the 6x6s and I am in the process of adjusting them throughout the site. However, there is just too much price-raising of this sort going on so I am going to do my best to offset that by reducing the price on some popular tiles to offset that. William De Morgan Persian Fish Frieze and William Morris Strawberry Thief are currently most popular, which means I make fewer mistakes on them and so don't waste as many tiles as I do on newer items -- so I have decreased the price on those.

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

Several new customer installation photos have come in. They are accessible from the Catalog

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De Morgan Empress Fans

De Morgan Empress Fan tile

Like a stunned piano, like a bucket
of fresh milk flung into the air
or a dozen fists of confetti
thrown hard at a bride
stepping down from the altar,
the stars surprise the sky.
~Edward Hirsch, In Spite of Everything, The Stars

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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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