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Merton Abbey

Because his Queen’s Square workshops proved too small to weave carpets or dye textiles, in 1882 Morris consolidated all production processes, except furniture, at a new workshop about an hour away from London. Merton Abbey seemed a dream factory. About one hundred people labored there; a few were day workers, but most worked by the […]

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Reading Josiah Wedgwood

One of the most easily predictable things about late nineteenth/early twentieth century writing is the consistent call to dead white men for authority. In Herbert Read’s case, the two major figures he summons are Josiah Wedgwood and William Morris.¬†Morris, I have some familiarity with; Wedgwood was more of a mystery to me so I did […]

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