This museum and study centre is devoted to the work of William and Evelyn De Morgan, an artistic couple at the heart of the Arts and Crafts movement.
William De Morgan became known for his rediscovery of lustreware and his tiles and vessels with medieval and Islamic motifs.
Evelyn was a succesful painter who had been the first woman to attend the Slade School of Art in London.
In characteristically high-minded Victorian fashion, the De Morgans were also involved in pacifism, prison reform, spiritualism and women’s rights.
Like the overlapping spheres of William and Evelyn’s lives, Arts and Crafts interiors blended art and design to create an overall aesthetic environment – as can still be seen, for instance, at Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton.