February 2019

William de Morgan: Victorian Art Potter

Welcome to The Arts Society Pewsey Vale
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 19:30
Bouverie Hall
North Street Pewsey SN9 5EQ

The story of a fascinating & delightful artistis partnership

William De Morgan was an intimate friend of William Morris and ‘Ned’ BurneJones. He began his career as a painter; he became a stained-glass maker, best-selling author and one of the most imaginative and amusing potters and tile-makers of the nineteenth century. His work now commands extremely high prices in the saleroom, as does that by his wife Evelyn, herself an accomplished artist. The lecture by Matthew Williams examines their fascinating and delightful artistic partnership.


Mr Matthew Williams

Lectures widely on the subject of design, and is especially interested in that of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. A recognised expert in the work of the designer William Burges, he has been the Curator of Cardiff Castle since 1990 and has published widely in art and architectural journals. A long standing member of The Arts Society, Matthew has been a Volunteers Representative, a Programme Secretary and a Chairman. He has been an accredited lecturer of The Arts Society since 2001.