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De Morgan, William Frend,

1839–1917, English artist and novelist; son of Augustus De Morgan. A famous potter, he designed glass and tiles and rediscovered an old process of making colored lusterware. When he was 66 he retired from business and turned to writing novels, which were quite popular and brought him a large income. They include Joseph Vance (1906) and When Ghost Meets Ghost (1914).
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William De Morgan, by profession a manufacturer of artistic pottery, has astonished the world by beginning to publish at the age of sixty-five a series of novels which show no small amount of Thackeray's power combined with too large a share of Thackeray's diffuseness.
"This weekend is your last chance to come and see the current exhibition of stunning art and ceramics by Evelyn and William de Morgan at Wightwick Manor, before the gallery closes for a complete refresh.
Sublime Symmetry: The Mathematics Behind William De Morgan's Ceramic Designs
Intricate Persian-style decoration was popular from around 1887, championed by artist-designer Leonard King in the style of William De Morgan.
It turns out the brilliantly coloured ceramics were coveted De Morgans, designed by William De Morgan, a key proponent of the Arts and Crafts movement in the late 19th and early 20th century.
It turns out the brilliantly-coloured ceramics were coveted De Morgans, designed by William De Morgan, a key proponent of the Arts and Crafts movement in the late 19th and early 20th century.
"The interiors of Penrhiw are similarly exclusive - the carved pitch pine and plaster interiors with William de Morgan fireplaces forming the main design theme."
V&A Tile collection William de Morgan grape, pounds 5.50 each; V&A Tile collection puddle glaze tile in olive, pounds 1 each (www.cpgroupuk.com, 0845 519 7039)
The interiors feature many original wallpapers, fabrics and furnishings by William Morris, glass by Charles Kempe, ceramics by William de Morgan and artwork by Rossetti and Sir Edward Burne-Jones (whose famous stained glass windows make visiting St Philip's Cathedral in Birmingham so rewarding).
But Harry was fascinated by the decorative possibilities for coloured glass and this, coupled with his association with such designers as William de Morgan, John Ruskin and WilliamMorris, he began to experiment with opalescent and coloured glass.
These include ceramics by William de Morgan and bronze sculptures by Gertrude Spencer-Stanhope and loans of paintings by John Roddam and his niece, Evelyn de Morgan, from Tate Britain and the De Morgan Centre in London.