William De Morgan

Nov 16, 1839 - Jan 15, 1917

William Frend De Morgan was an English potter, tile designer and novelist. A lifelong friend of William Morris, he designed tiles, stained glass and furniture for Morris & Co. from 1863 to 1872. His tiles are often based on medieval designs or Persian patterns, and he experimented with innovative glazes and firing techniques. Galleons and fish were popular motifs, as were "fantastical" birds and other animals. Many of De Morgan's tile designs were planned to create intricate patterns when several tiles were laid together.
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“For I never have seen, and never shall see, that the cessation of the evidence of existence is necessarily evidence of the cessation of existence.”

William De Morgan
Nov 16, 1839 - Jan 15, 1917
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