Thursday, March 26, 2009

William Morris tiles

Inspired by Morris' Pimpernel design:I know, Mucha isn't Pre-Raphaelite, but this is a beautiful pin you can purchase on the site.
4x4 tile of a Strawberry Thief-inspired bird.


Lately I've been on a serious home decorating/nesting kick, and one thing I've been pondering is inexpensive ways to inject more direct influence of William Morris into my home. One of the things I've recently considered is tiles...such an important product for Morris & Co. Edward Burne-Jones especially created so many gorgeous artworks on tile.

One modern artist whose work I really admire is Verdant Tile Co./Mary Philpott. Her tiles are absolutely beautiful, and I love the glazed, deep colors she uses, so reminiscent of the Arts & Crafts movement. To purchase just one of her tiles at a time would be a special treat for gifts and holidays.

She has several tiles directly inspired by William Morris. Sadly, there is one labeled "William Morris motto tile" that I'd love to see larger, but the link appears broken :(

There are so many more amazingly beautiful tiles on her site too.

11 comments:

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

Beautiful tiles! I'm enjoying your blog so much :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HI Grace! WOW! I love the bird with the strawberries. Very nice; I never considered decorative tiles like these. Thanks for the inspiration! Anita

Grace said...

Thank you Cat! And thanks Anita...I can't wait to buy my first tile and see her work in person.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Don't forget to show us how it looks in your home! Take care! Anita

ruthie said...

thank you for the link, those tiles are indeed so very beautiful!

RowanDeVoe said...

These are gorgeous tiles for today and historically. I just love them.

Grace said...

I hope I can save up and buy some over time!

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Ceramic wall tiles said...

Hi Grace,

I have just surfed in from Google.

I love your blog, it is great.

Claire x

Grace said...

Thank you so much! I'm glad you found us on Google :D