William Morris Cherwell English china mug William Morris Cherwell English china mug William Morris Cherwell English china mug William Morris Cherwell English china mug William Morris Cherwell English china mug William Morris Cherwell English china mug William Morris Cherwell English china mug
William Morris Cherwell English china mug William Morris Cherwell English china mug William Morris Cherwell English china mug William Morris Cherwell English china mug William Morris Cherwell English china mug William Morris Cherwell English china mug William Morris Cherwell English china mug
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William Morris Cherwell English china mug

‘I want a real revolution, a real change in society.’ 

This is a quote from the surviving correspondence of William Morris, and as the 19th century's most celebrated textile designer ­– responsible for the some of the most recognisable textile patterns from the century ­– it’s safe to say he made the real change he wanted. A British artist, poet, novelist, and ardent socialist, this pot stand is a perfect marriage of Morris’ two passions: art and activism. He was a radical in both his art and politics, refusing to follow the consensus. Disillusioned by the Victorian era's focus on dehumanising industrial systems that produced poor-quality, 'unnatural' objects, Morris championed a principle of handmade production, establishing the British Arts and Crafts Movement. Aware of the deep divisions in contemporary society, he declared himself a socialist, and in 1884 he helped set up a new group called the Socialist League, making frequent street-corner speeches and using his fame and artwork to further these objectives. So, go on ­– add to basket. We reckon it’s just your cup of tea.

Specifications: English fine bone china mug made in Stoke-on-Trent and hand printed and glazed at Stokes Croft China, Bristol. This large Balmoral mug measures 8.9cm height, diameter 8.4cm, capacity 350ml. Glossy white glaze & back stamp underneath with informative description of design.