sources of inspiration

July 14, 2014

Sketchbook Project

Following on from my trip to New Designers, I mentioned that myself and Megan Ashwell Designs were going to be challenging ourselves with a new project (if you missed that post, you can view it here). Our plan for the project is to chose a theme to work with, and produce at least one drawing […]

June 30, 2014

The Garden in Bloom

 The garden is looking beautiful at this time of year. New growth and colours still continue to sprout up and surprise me. It’s great having all this as inspiration on my doorstep.  Our home grown strawberries are doing well. We’ve had to cover the strawberry plants in netting to avoid the birds helping themselves to […]

February 7, 2014


One of the little detailed sources of inspiration for my work. Circles found within nature: {shells}             {bark}             {sea rocks}             {plant cells}           {giant redwood}                   […]

July 11, 2013

Nature’s Artwork

There are many sources of inspiration for my work, predominantly natural findings. Is it weird that I find old, rusty, weathered and distressed surfaces interesting? The tree images above are all of different types and stages of rust. I love the textures and colours, although I think it’s the patterns I find the most appealing. […]

June 13, 2013


 { Logs }        { bubbles }        { sky}        { reflections }

May 9, 2013

Surface Inspiration

Browsing images of inspiration in my Pinterest Boards, a few recent ‘pins’ have really stood out and caught my eye. I use these images to develop surface design/decoration ideas onto the surface of clay when making. Can you believe the above image is of rust? It’s amazing how something so old and weathered can appear […]

September 10, 2012

Refreshing Inspiration

Here’s a little snippet of soome of the images from my pin board that are inspiring me this week. Simple and elegant… I’m still in coastal seasidey mode! The sources of these images can be found on my pinterest boards. Hope they inspire you too!

March 24, 2011

Surface Designs

Looking through my folder of inspiration images, I came across many that involved some sort of circular design. I put together this collage above of some of my favourites, and then compared them to some images of my work involving circles too. I think it is clear to say that circle patterns in nature are […]

October 7, 2009

Sources of Inspiration and Pumpkins

Many artists, designers and crafts people struggle for inspiration and creativity at some point during their design processes and thoughts. With me being one of them recently, I dug out this book by Carolyn Genders – Sources of Inspiration – a brilliant visual source for applied artists working in any medium. I usually find that […]