The De Morgan Foundation

The beautiful Watts Gallery – Artists' Village in Surrey is the perfect setting for the De Morgan Collection. William and Evelyn De Morgan were regular visitors to the Watts Gallery, when it was the countryside studio-home of their friends, Victorian artist, G. F. Watts and his esteemed potter wife, Mary Watts, where the foursome would talk for hours about art and politics. The current exhibition of De Morgan ceramics and paintings, Decoration or Devotion?, asks visitors to consider the symbols and symbolism used by Evelyn De Morgan in her ambitious oil paintings, and by William De Morgan in his lustrous ceramics.

The Art Forum has been working in collaboration with the De Morgan Collection to research and record talks about the collection.

These are now available to listen to - a great example of young people's engagement with museum collections.

The De Morgan Foundation

The De Morgan Foundation is a registered, independent charity that receives no revenue funding from the government.

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The De Morgan Collection

The De Morgan Foundation owns an unparalleled collection of ceramics and oil paintings by William and Evelyn De Morgan. The husband and wife duo were key artists in the late 19th and early 20th Century.

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William De Morgan

William De Morgan was the foremost ceramic designer of the Arts & Crafts Movement and his brilliant lustreware pots and decorative tiles continue to be highly sought after today.

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Evelyn De Morgan

Evelyn De Morgan (1855 – 1919) was one of the most significant and influential female artists of her generation.

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De Morgan Blog

Read about the latest news and events from the De Morgan Foundation.

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Visit De Morgan

Highlights from the De Morgan Collection are currently on display at the Watts Gallery - Artists' Village, Wightwick Manor, Cannon Hall, The Queen's House and The Ashmolean.

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Decoration or Devotion?

Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

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Limnerslease Tours

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17 Nov

De Morgan Collection Talks

18 Nov

Artist in Residence - Open Studio: Louise Grundy

19 Nov

Artist in Residence - Open Studio: Louise Grundy

21 Nov

William Orpen: Materials in Focus

21 Nov

Artist in Residence - Open Studio: Louise Grundy

21 Nov

Conservation Open Studio

21 Nov

Visitors & Friends: The Wattses at Home

21 Nov

Art Talks

22 Nov