The unfashionable genius of William De Morgan

William De Morgan was something of a liability. He once used a fireplace as a makeshift kiln and set fire to his rented London home. As a businessman he was a disaster. The prices he charged for his tiles and ceramics hardly even paid for the materials, never mind his time. And at the turn of the 20th century, when serious financial problems loomed, only a man of De Morgan’s impractical stripe would resort to writing fiction…

Visiting Sublime Symmetry at London’s Guildhall Art Gallery for New Scientist, 28 May 2018