Henry Dearle's intricate detailing differs from those of his mentor William Morris as the Honeysuckle design features different sized petals and a random pattern of leaves, a contrast to Morris' love of order and symmetry. The design plays with colour from candied orange blooms to delicately layered greens within the foliage; cleverly the pattern looks the same from any angle.
Crafted using traditional techniques used in late 1800s, each colour is added individually on to a sheet to build up the design creating a slightly textured surface. Each colour is matched by eye keeping the design true to its heritage and consistent throughout each batch. The design is then transferred on to the tile using a lithograph to maintain the depth of colour.
His infamous designs are featured on everything from bedding to wallpaper, and now tiles, as part of our exclusive Minton Hollins range.