Art History Talk: May Morris

Art History Talk – May Morris, A Story Worth Embroidering

Tuesday 18th June 2024

2.00pm for the Lecture, followed by Tea & Cake in the Pavilion Gallery at 3pm (doors open from 1.30pm)

Penarth Pier Pavilion

Ticket/s: £15.50per person (+ booking fee) – Ticket price includes Tea & Cake

Join acclaimed art history lecturer, Stella Grace Lyons for this fascinating glimpse into the work of May Morris.

“I’m a remarkable woman…always was, though none of you seemed to think so.” – May Morris

For over a century May Morris has remained in her father’s shadow. Hardly surprising when your father is the polymath who spearheaded the Arts and Crafts movement, a man whose artistic legacy can be seen throughout the world.

But May was an important artist in her own right.

Head of Embroidery at Morris and Co at the age of 23, she turned craft into art, designing wallpaper, textiles, jewellery, and clothing. At the same time, she was writing books, plays and helping run her father’s business.

This talk stitches together the threads of this remarkable woman’s life and highlights her contribution to the Arts and craft Movement.

‘Without sacrificing scholarship, Stella Grace Lyons has a most engaging way of hooking an audience into sharing her passionate interest in art history, drawing three dimensional human stories and experiences from the two-dimensional canvas’

– Maev Kennedy, Guardian Arts Correspondent


Jun 18 2024


2:00 pm




Penarth Pier Pavilion
Penarth Pier Pavilion


Penarth Pier Pavilion