Famed for richly coloured, lustrous glazed tiles and pottery with birds and dragon decoration, De Morgan’s work is beautiful and iconic. But, behind the fantastical beasts which wrap themselves around De Morgan’s vases and the fanciful flora which meanders across his tiles, there is a rigorously planned mathematical structure.
Sublime Symmetry: De Morgan Ceramics uncovers the pattern, shape and symmetry in De Morgan’s designs.
This visually stunning exhibition will showcase a collection of around 70 ceramic objects on loan from The De Morgan Foundation.
It will include an exploration of De Morgan’s career and the influence of William Morris on his early work, as well as how Islamic Art and De Morgan’s rediscovery of lustre, a thousand years after it was first used by potters in the Middle East, shaped his art.