Patterns 2 – a family affair

Some more of my work from the ABSPD course.
The starting point for this collection was a quick sketch of a jug, made by my Granny, Marianne de Trey. She has spent her life making beautiful ceramics, and is a talented pattern-maker! She actually started by designing fabric at the Royal College of Art, and moved onto ceramics when she met my grandfather Sam. You can see some of her work here. There are some of both their pots in the V&A museum in London in the lovely ceramics gallery on the top floor.

So, I have a bit to live up to!

The original sketch turned into a repeat pattern, with a strong 50s influence and muted tones.

Some cups to go with the jugs – you need something to drink out of after all! I like the dark background on this one.

Bringing the original hand-drawn motifs together with some abstract shapes with a retro, bright colour scheme.

And here’s all the designs together in a collection, with a couple of simple coordinating elements to go with them. A nice range of kitchenware one day I hope…

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