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This charming pot was sent from William De Morgan's pottery at Sands End in Fulham to William who was in Florence for a Christmas gift in 1897.



From a lecture given to the Birmingham and Midland Institute on 24th November 2018.



A paper I gave at the Truth and Beauty Symposium at the Legion of Honor Museum in San Fransisco in October 2018.


The Tiled Reredos in St Peter’s Church,¹  Hornblotton, Somerset has often been referred to as by William De Morgan.  I live hereby and know the church well.  I doubted the attribution but never took it any further until The De Morgan Foundation asked me what I knew of the tiles. 




The Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice is a public monument in Postman's Park in the City of London, commemorating ordinary people who died saving the lives of others. It is, in Watts's words, a record 'of the stories of heroism in every-day life'.

Great, great grand-nephew of William De Morgan, Barry, shares his anedotes of Wilhemina Stirling, who founded the De Morgan collection.

In early June, I spent a wonderful afternoon with Barry De Morgan (whose great-grandfather was William De Morgan's uncle) whilst he kindly let me record his accounts of Mrs Stirling, Evelyn De Morgan's sister, who began the De Morgan Foundation, who he knew as a young man.

This William De Morgan tile panel recently surfaced at auction in Buckinghamshire. It shows a snake below two doves in a fruit tree. The design is in De Morgan's archive at the Victoria and Albert Museum (see Greenwood book, page 154, V&A ref no 452), and the quality of execution leaves no real doubt as to the attribution.

Scholar and researcher, Rosemary Pemberton, reveals the De Morgan ceramics in the Pitt Rivers collection.