William Morris Society Member Arts & Crafts Directory
This directory lists members of the William Morris Society who practise an art or craft and who offer their work for sale. We provide this information so that fellow members may see the range of these activities and have the opportunity to purchase work from those practitioners listed here. Inclusion in the directory does not imply that the Society accepts responsibility for the accuracy of the information or for the quality of any goods or services offered.
Wesley Barras, designer.
Wesley writes, "I work in a small boutique wallpaper shop called Total Wallcovering, in business since the 1970s. We started off as primarily installers but now operate more on the retail side. Our clients include homeowners and interior designers from all over the US and Canada. We also work with motion picture and television production agencies on specific historical sets and decorating projects."
Total Wallcovering offers a 7% discount to all William Morris Society members.
Jonathan Chiswell Jones, potter
Jonathan has been a professional potter since 1974, making hand-thrown and brush-decorated porcelain, bespoke dinner services, corporate gifts and commemorative wares. He also works in reduction fired lustre, a medium pioneered in Britain by William De Morgan.Work may be bought from his showroom, open Monday to Saturday, 10.00 a. m.–5.00 p. m.
Peelings Manor Barns, Hankham Road
Hankham, nr Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5AP
01323 469 009
Mark Golding, furniture maker
Trades as The Arts and Crafts Home, supplying antiques and replicas of Morris & Co. furniture, wallpaper, fabrics, carpets etc.; also antiques and replicas by C. F. A. Voysey, C. R. Mackintosh, Archibald Knox, George Walton, Christopher Dresser, E. W. Godwin and A. W. N. Pugin.
25a Clifton Terrace
Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3HA
01273 327 774
Arts and Crafts Home
Marie Goldstraw, seamstress
Ms. Goldstraw has created a line of inexpensive Morris-design cushion pillows, for sale at www.morriscushions.com. She is happy to ship internationally.
David A. Gorman, designer
General typographic, graphic design and calligraphy skills, especially book and pamphlet design, but also posters, t-shirts, compact discs, web design and decorative maps. He says: "I can bring traditional design standards to the modern design process and have lots of experience of working with writers, artists, editors and printers."
Kelmscott House, 26 Upper Mall
Hammersmith, London W6 9TA
020 7376 4621
Judy Hanks-Henn, designer, painter and gilder
Judy creates "heirloom painted panel doors" using oil and gold gilt. A graduate of Harvard University's School of Design, she has studied William Morris for more than 20 years and meticulously reproduces his designs on the doors which she decorates.
Kensington, MD 20895 USA
Kurt Henry, musician
Songwriter and musical artist. His CD entitled One is available for $15, or $10 for WMS members. Some Morris-related pieces are included on his forthcoming album which might be entitled Love Is Enough or Idle Singer of an Empty Day.
Accord, NY 12404
Peter Lawrence, printmaker and book designer
Peter has been a book-designer for many years and is managing director of Oxford Designers & Illustrators. This year, one of his own wood engravings won an award at the National Print Exhibition and two others were shown in the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition. He says: "I have some engravings following a trip to Iceland which may be of interest to WMS members."
Summertown, Oxford OX2 7EP
01865 559 193
Madeleine Parkyn, website creation and management
Operating as Envoy, Madeleine works with organisations to help them develop their use of the Internet. This ranges from preparing Internet strategies and website briefs through to training staff and creating, managing, marketing and evaluating websites. Past and current clients include: Child Poverty Action Group, Save the Children, English Nature, Woodland Trust, Bradford Health Authority, Community Development Foundation, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Virago, Edward Thomas Fellowship, Louisa Creed Rag Rugs.
Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 1NL
01723 37 55 33
Website Creation and Management
Maureen Rothstein, potter
As a student at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, Maureen was trained in the reduced stoneware tradition of Bernard Leach. In 1955, she set up the Shepherd's Well Pottery which she ran until 1960 with David Eeles. Apart from a short period after her marriage, Maureen has taught pottery since 1953, at numerous Adult Education centres in London, Fareham and Portsmouth. Her work has been exhibited at the Craft Centre and the Design Centre (both in London), the Southern Ceramic Group and various galleries, most recently in Winchester Guildhall and Portsmouth Museum. Besides her other work, she makes the "official" William Morris Society mug — featuring the Daisy motif — which is sold at Kelmscott House.
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO6 2LN
023 9237 6773
Christopher Vickers, furniture maker and box maker
Christopher is a highly skilled woodworker working in the style of Arts & Crafts designers such as Philip Webb, C. F. A. Voysey, Ernest Gimson and M. H. Baillie Scott. Among the items available to commission are replicas of the Morris adjustable armchair designed by Webb, G. E. Street's Student's Table and Voysey chairs. Chests and small items of furniture are often kept in stock and can be viewed by appointment.
Frome, Somerset, BA11 1QT
01373 467 897
Arts and Crafts Design
Nancy Winfield, bookbinder
"I work in a small company called Salisbury Bookbinders whose history goes back to the 1840s. In our new bindings, we use the finest leathers and gold leaf and ensure that their construction and design will give pleasure for generations to come. We also produce albums, presentation boxes and visitors' books, all of which make unique gifts for christenings, weddings and special occasions. Repair and conservation is another important part of our work and we would be happy to attend to any volumes which are in need of the binder's care." Nancy offers a 10% discount to WMS members.
45 St Andrews Road
Lower Bemerton, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 9NT
01722 323 488