150 years ago William Morris and pioneers of the Arts & Crafts Movement rejected mass production in favour of the unification of art and craft in which the designer and workman were united. This Movement was not just a style Movemet but it was a social movement with a conscience. From this legacy a celebration of what was great in British decorative arts of the past can still be found in the hand crafted pieces being made today.
A man should not be cut off from the full effect of his work...
if art is to live and not die, mens work must be so arranged
that they may be able to keep their souls alive...the craftsman must come before the merchant,
and the machine must be subservient to the hand of man.
William Morris 1834-1896