Sunflower 6" x 6" x 5/16"
Carnation 6" x 6" x 3/8"
Sadly, William De Morgan has been dead since 15 January 1917, so he didn't have anything to say for this exhibit. I'll put more info on his work up as time permits.
William Frend De Morgan
Current PositionFamous, Dead, Victorian Tiler, Potter, and Novelist
Personal InformationBorn: 16 Nov 1839, London
Died: 15 Jan 1917, London
Married: Evelyn Pickering, 1887
EducationStudent, Royal Academy Schools, London, 1859
Student, University College, London, 1856-9
Student, Cary's School, London, 1855
Student, University College School, London, 1849
William De Morgan Collections Open To the PublicWilliam Morris Gallery, Walthamstow (London), England
Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, England
Leighton House, London, England
General Collections Containing Works By William De MorganGladstone Pottery Museum, Stoke-On-Trent, England
Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire, England
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
British Museum, London, England
Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales, UK (open to the public in winter only)
Publications: Reference Works Covering William De MorganAll citations are from the Booklist on the Tiles On The Web Bookshelf.
Austwick, J & B
Van Lemmen, Hans
Van Lemmen, Hans
Publications: Writings of William De MorganAfter De Morgan's health failed, he spent increasing lengths of time in Italy. During this time, his pottery business went into a decline from which it never recoverd. De Morgan then went on to a very successful career as a novelist. He wrote several best selling novels including Joseph Vance and Alice-For-Short.
Sources For William De Morgan TilesHaslam and Whiteway Ltd, London, England
An extensive and ever changing selection of De Morgan tiles. Other Victorain tiles also available.
New Century Gallery, London, England