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This exhibition explores the relationship between design and mathematics in the intricate ceramic works of William De Morgan.

William De Morgan revolutionized ceramic design in the late-Victorian period. From his fantastical beasts which wrap themselves around his ceramic vases, to his fanciful flora which meander across tiles, his designs fascinated his contemporaries and continue to captivate today.

However, behind his beautiful designs was an extraordinary understanding of mathematical principles. This exhibition allows us to uncover De Morgan's role as a natural mathematician and talented draughtsman.

Sublime Symmetry features stunning tiles, plates and vases by the Victorian ceramics designer William De Morgan (1839 -1917) which are on loan from the De Morgan Foundation.

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3AA

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Tue – Sun & Bank Holiday Mons, 10am ​– 5pm Closed Good Friday and 25 Dec

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