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A new display at the De Morgan Centre focuses on Iznik ceramics and their influence on William De Morgan and 19th Century design.
This display of Iznik-inspired ceramics from our collections includes some pieces that have never been display. The Carnation and saz leaf vase (left) from William's Sands End pottery was badly damaged; it underwent conservation in 2011 and is now on display for the very first time.
We have also been able to display some of the larger single tiles in our collection, showing how De Morgan's designs formed larger patterns. The lotus flower and saz leaf tiles shown here are based on a late 16th-Century design which was found in the mosque of Eyyup on the Golden Horn (Istanbul).
Visit the De Morgan Centre to see these wonderful pieces alongside William's ruby lustreware and Evelyn De Morgan's stunning symbolist paintings.
The Iznik-focused display forms part of our permanent gallery and can be seen from March onwards.
We have a new Friends membership promotion - all new members will receive a free galleon tile panel mini pad and a Flora shopper pad as a welcome gift! Membership starts at £20 and Friends of the De Morgan Centre receive free entry, invitations to events and private exhibition openings, and a 10% discount in the shop. You can purchase a Friends membership for yourself or a friend or family member through our shop here.