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List of William Morris Tile Articles

When I first knew Morris nothing would content him but being a monk, and getting to Rome, and then he must be an architect, and apprenticed himself to Street, and worked for two years, but when I came to London and began to paint he threw it all up, and must paint too, and then he must give it up and make poems, and then he must give it up and make window hangings and pretty things, and when he had achieved that, he must be a poet again, and then after two or three years of Earthly Paradise time, he must learn dyeing, and lived in a vat, and learned weaving, and knew all about looms, and then made more books, and learned tapestry, and then wanted to smash everything up and begin the world anew, and now it is printing he cares for, and to make wonderful rich-looking books — and all things he does splendidly — and if he lives the printing will have an end — but not I hope, before Chaucer and the Morte d'Arthur are done; then he'll do I don't know what, but every minute will be alive. ~Edward Burne-Jones


Short Articles and Introductions

William Morris, Red House, and the Birth of Arts & Crafts

The Backstory: Jane and May Morris

William Morris and De Morgan: From Stained Glass to Ceramics

Why Arts & Crafts is Not Craftsman

Art as Truth: The Decorative Arts Wings of the Pre-Raphaelites

Cast a Wide Net: Defining Victorian Tiles

Beyond Red House: Victorian Medievalism in the Decorative Arts

English Arts & Crafts: Early Morris on the Isle of Man

Tiles to Textile Designs / Textiles to Tiles

Full and Multi-Part Articles

William Morris: The Soul of Arts and Crafts

What is Arts and Crafts? (part 1)

Art Nouveau to Craftsman (Part 2)

William De Morgan Arts & Crafts

The Victorian Era: What are Victorian Tiles?

Morris & Co. Tile Making Process