Victorian Ceramics offers authentic reproductions of the tiles originally designed by William Morris, William De Morgan and Philip Webb.
For more information on each of these artists, please click on the links below.
William Morris (1834-1896) was the son of a successful businessman, born on 24th March 1834 in Walthamstow a small village to the east of London. Morris was educated at Marlborough and Exeter College, Oxford. Later he formed, Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.
They specialised in stained glass, carvings, furniture, wallpaper, carpets and tapestries. The company’s designs brought about a complete revolution. Their commissions included the Red House in Upton (1859), the Armory and Tapestry Room at St. James’s Palace (1866) and the dinning room in the Victoria and Albert Museum (1867).
In 1875 the business partnership came to an end and William Morris formed a new business, Morris and Company. In addition to his commissions, William Morris found time to write poetry and prose and devoted a lot of time to political writing.