The Artistic Home
British art pottery from the Ian and Rita Smythe Collection
Displaying art pottery was key to creating a fashionable, 'artistic' home in the late 1800s. This display showcased the creativity and innovation of British art potteries and their artists, many of them women, who painted and decorated wares by hand.
This display is now closed at V&A South Kensington
William De Morgan – an introduction
Meet an imaginative and innovative 19th-century artist-potter
Arts and Crafts: design for the home
Which British designers applied Arts and Crafts principles in creating objects for the home? Find out in our A to Z guide.
Furnishing the aesthetic home
"If you want a golden rule that will fit everybody, this is it: have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful".