Emery Walker’s House will reopen on Saturday 29 May
Emery Walker’s house at No 7 Hammersmith Terrace has been refurbished to look just as it did when he was living there with his family in the early 1900s. Emery Walker was an important figure in the Arts & Crafts movement and a great friend of William Morris, who lived nearby. He was a photographer, engraver and printer and set up the Dove’s Press with artist and bookbinder
T.J. Cobden Sanderson, a relationship which ended spectacularly badly, with the typeface they had designed being thrown into the River Thames.
Emery built a reputation for expertise in photogravure and specialised in cutting-edge techniques for reproducing works of art and photographs. His work contributed to a revolution in standards in the book making industry at the beginning of the 20th century.
Emery was a collector and his house is stuffed with the most beautiful Arts & Crafts objects – furniture, textiles, rugs and ceramics, paintings and photographs of friends – and decorated with original William Morris wallpaper.
Because it is so full of lovely things and there’s not much space, the Emery Walker Trust volunteers who show visitors around only take eight people at a time and you need to pre-book tickets through the Emery Walker House website. Usually the tours run on Thursdays and Saturdays, at 11.00 am and 1.00 pm from the beginning of March until the end of November.
Book tickets through the Emery Walker’s House website.
See also: William Morris Society museum, Hammersmith, open to the public
See also: Arts & Crafts walking trail, Hammersmith
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