Recent Additions

William Morris 'The Forest' Backsplash and Garden Mural:

William Morris, The Forest

William Morris, The Fox William Morris, LionWilliam Morris, The Forest William Morris, RavenWilliam Morris, Peacock

William Morris Forest Tile and Forest Animals

William De Morgan Fish:

William De Morgan Fish Mural in Cyan. Also available in cobalt.William De Morgan, Fish Mural in brown, blue, and green William De Morgan Fish Mural in Indigo

De Morgan Fish tiles in three variations

William Morris: Tiles from Textiles

William Morris Golden Lily Tile William Morris Brother Rabbit William Morris Brother Rabbit - bird detail on blue William Morris Willow Pattern on Tile William Morris Compton Tile in Gold Colorway

Golden Lily - taken from fabric at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California

Brother Rabbit on moss

Brother Rabbit - bird detail on blue

Willow, on white background

Compton, in gold colorways

More tiles from textiles

May and Jenny Morris

Edward Burne-Jones, Angels of Creation, First Angel Edward Burne-Jones, Angels of Creation, Second Angel Edward Burne-Jones, Angels of Creation, Third Angel Edward Burne-Jones, Angels of Creation, Fourth Angel Edward Burne-Jones, Angels of Creation, Fifth Angel Edward Burne-Jones, Angels of Creation, Sixth Angel Edward Burne-Jones, Angels of Creation, Seventh Angel William Morris, flowerpot

Edward Burne-Jones: Days of Creation Angels (Jenny Morris model)

May Morris Flower Pot

Bird and Trellis

William Morris Bird and Trellis Tile in Gold William Morris Bird and Trellis Tile in Deep Red William Morris Bird and Trellis Tile in Orange William Morris Bird and Trellis Tile in Rose

Bird and Trellis

William Morris Floral Tiles

William Morris, Tulip and Trellis, 1870 William De Morgan Tulip and Trellis

Tulip and Trellis, William Morris, 1870

William Morris Poppy Tile, Morris & Co 1870s, blue colorway William Morris Poppy Tile, Morris & Co 1870s, orange colorway William Morris Poppy Tile, Morris & Co 1870, salmon colorway

Poppy Tile, 1870s, designed by William Morris

William De Morgan Birds and Beasts

William De Morgan Tile, Tree of Knowledge William De Morgan Tile, Fantastic Bird William De Morgan Tile, Gryphon

William De Morgan: Fantastic Bird

William De Morgan: Winged Beast

Tree of Knowledge

Edward Burne-Jones Fairy Tale Tiles

Beauty and the Beast fireplace tiles

William Morris, Beauty and the Beast William Morris, Cinderella Cinderella story tiles

Sleeping Beauty tiles

Beauty and the Beast Fireplace Surround

Beauty and the Beast Fireplace Overmantel Tile Panels

Cinderella Fireplace Tiles

Sleeping Beauty Fairy Tale Tile Panels

Bestiary Tiles

William De Morgan Dragon tile sold by Morris and Co. Bestiary: Lambton worm dragon Aztec Quetzalcoatl dragon Winged dragon of Wales Medieval Manuscript dragon

More Bestiary Dragons

Morris & Co. Swans

William Morris Kelmscott swan patternWilliam Morris Swan Pattern for the Fairy Tale panels

Swan Pattern Tiles

William Morris Red House

William Morris, Daisy Pattern William Morris's Motto: Si Je Puis William Morris's Motto: Si Je Puis on Botticcino marble Jane Burden Morris, blue serge daisies

Red House Daisies and Red House Porch Tiles

Edward Burne-Jones Briar Rose Panels

Edward Burne-Jones Briar Rose, the Sleeping Courtyard Edward Burne-Jones Briar Rose, the Council Chambers

More Briar Rose panels

Early Morris & Co. Tiles

William Morris, Ariadne William Morris Columbine tile pattern Early Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co. daisy tile

Ariadne and Phyllida

Columbine tile

Morris & Co. Daisies

Scottish Arts and Crafts

Jessie M. King, Little Mermaid, Mermaid backsplash

Jessie M. King Mermaids Backsplash

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Love Moves the Sun and Stars

Current Projects

Membland Tile Panel and Membland Backsplash

Membland Tile Panel and Membland Backsplash

William Morris: Tiles, Tales, Textiles

Framed William Morris textile patterns on tile

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Top: Columbine, DeMorgan Fish, William Morris Red House Garden Tile, Nine Patch Blue Foliage.
Bottom: Strawberry Thief, Beauty and the Beast, Brother Rabbit, The Hunt for the Unicorn

Morris's Quandary

Art is the most spiritual and the most revolutionary of enterprises. Morris's quandary was this: He espoused medieval craftsman values and at the same time, long before his socialist years, sought to improve the quality of life and make art available for all people. He improved upon the medieval tilemaking process, developing better methods and dyes, while providing a good wage and exemplary working conditions for his time. We've improved on his methods further with advances of our time, but the values endure. Each tile is created individually, handled individually with attention and care. We make:

    Morris & Co. and William De Morgan reproduction tile,

    Tile based on Morris designs for stained glass and textiles,

    Limited edition and one-of-a-kind art tile,

    Art tile based on Arts and Crafts and Preraphaelite themes.

We don't stock anything, except overruns and samples. We make each tile for you. We think Morris would approve.

Articles

Morris & Co. Reproduction Tile

Arts and Crafts Designs by William Morris, Kate Faulkner, William De Morgan and 'Firm' principals

Tile was one of the earliest media that William Morris explored with Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and other members of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. Tiles imported from Holland were painted by Morris himself, as well as others in the Morris & Co. circle. Many of these original tile designs later made their way to implementations in stained glass and textiles. Some examples:

William De Morgan Reproduction Tile

William De Morgan met William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones when he was 24. He became a close friend of both men, initially implementing Morris's designs for Morris & Co. in stained glass and tile. He went on to become one of the chief designers of stained glass and tile for The Firm and eventually took over the tile production for the company. His designs were sold by Morris & Co. for many years.

Early English Arts and Crafts: Red House Designs

Burne-Jones and Morris had already created one-of-a-kind furnture for their shared bachelor lodgings in London, but it was in the decorating of Red House that the Arts and Crafts movement was born. Morris was incredibly in love with the 19-year-old Jane Burden and commissioned his friend, architect Philip Webb, to design Red House as their first married home. Morris oversaw every detail. Finding the furnishings in the shops to be lacking, Morris, Burne-Jones, Rossetti, and friends took up the task of decorating Red House themselves, designing furniture, tapestries, murals, and tile with loving attention to detail. These tiles are based on the decorative arts of Red House:

Morris & Co. Designs

Not true reproduction tiles, these designs are based William Morris wallpaper, tapestries, and stained glass. Some are William De Morgan designs after leaving Morris & Co.

These tiles are adaptations of stained glass, textile, tapestry, and wallpaper designs. The ceramic and porcelain tiles are truer to the original Morris design. The marble tiles focus on a design element while allowing the natural beauty of the stone to come through.

PreRaphaelite Art Tile

Morris and Co. designs often were created for one medium and then adapted and modified for another. Many designs were first implemented as tile and later in stained glass or as paintings on canvas or furniture.

Limited Edition Tiles and Mosaics

When craft transcends itself to become art, we offer one-of-a-kind inspirations and limited edition tiles made in both traditional and modern methods. We also have a relationship with ceramic artist, Daryl Yodis, and will occasionally offer her original work with designs based on Arts and Crafts motifs.

Mythology and Medieval Themes

Classical mythology, fairy tales, and medieval themes were favorite subjects for William Morris, Burne-Jones, Rossetti and the PreRaphaelites. Morris translated the Icelandic Eddas, built his first married home, Red House, along the Pilgrims Path from Chaucer, and many claim his best work was Defence of Guinevere.