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William De Morgan (1839-1917), Artist, potter and novelist
William Frend De Morgan
Sitter in 7 portraits
Potter, designer and novelist, De Morgan became part of William Morris' circle in the early 1860s and, under Morris' influence, turned his attention to ceramics. He established his first pottery in Chelsea in 1871, subsequently moving to Merton and Fulham and developing the lustre glazes for which his pottery is famous. In his sixties, De Morgan embarked on a second career as a novelist, publishing his highly successful Joseph Vance in 1906.