The William Morris Gallery is the only public gallery devoted to the life and legacy of William Morris, England's best-known and most versatile and inspiring designer. It is housed in an outstanding Georgian grade II* listed building in Walthamstow that was Morris's family home from 1848 to 1856.
The internationally-renowned collections of the William Morris Gallery enable visitors to learn more about the life and work of this remarkable individual and his circle of artistic collaborators. Associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement, Morris was a major contributor to the Nineteenth Century revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production, and he profoundly influenced interior decoration throughout the Victorian era.
Holdings include original designs, textiles, wallpapers, furniture, stained glass, ceramics, metalwork, books, archival materials and various personal items, that offer a comprehensive view of the varied aspects of William Morris’s career – as a poet, designer, craftsman, retailer and social activist. The Gallery, which is owned and operated by Waltham Forest Council, underwent a major redevelopment during 2011-12, was crowned the winner of the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2013 and was shortlisted for European Museum of the Year 2014.
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Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.
Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.
Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.
Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.
We partner with the world's top museums and galleries to bring you exclusive prints of the highest quality. Our teams of designers ensure the colours are accurate, papers are well suited and the best frames are suggested.
In the printing room, artworks are printed on state-of-the-art machines with a team of technicians checking colour and quality every step of the way.
After being cut down to size, our team carefully finish any stray edges, check measurements and prepare the prints for mounting and framing.
We have a team of master framers who work with high-quality, responsibly-sourced wood to create our vast range of framing combinations - each frame is bespoke and made to order for every print.
Our selection of hand-finished frames are painted or stained by hand in a variety of colours, and finished with a layer of wax - the end result is a uniquely crafted, beautiful frame that is made to last.
In this workshop everything comes together - the print, the frame and the glass - in a seamless and stream-lined process.
The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.
Once mounted, the print is ready to be covered by glass or perspex - a delicate procedure but expertly done with not a fingerprint in sight.
After a final, thorough check, the framed print is ready to be carefully packaged up and shipped to the customer.
For those who order their art as canvas prints, the same amount of attention and care goes into the process. Here, the print is being transferred to a wooden frame.
As with the framed prints, our canvases are all hand-finished in the workshop - a labour of love from start to finish.