After studying different pottery designs I supported some young artists to create their own.
We collected a selection of leaves and flowers.
These were arranged in many different ways until the artists were satisfied with their design.
The natural design was printed.
Every step was photographed and different stages in the process were printed.
The prints became teacups with the help of the wonderful Red Ted Art teacup printable.
These fabulous cups adorned a rather wonderful garden tea party.
Some time ago I visited the Design Museum in London, it was inspirational.
I was fascinated by this animation and I returned home to experiment with my camera and the macro options. Have a browse through the flicker album, link via image.
I painstakingly removed the individual parts by tweezer.
I laid them out separately and in groups in a bid to count the total number of parts.
I photographed the process to produce a set of images to stimulate mathematical discussions.
I hasten to add that I lost patience, perseverance and count!!
However this idea has continued to develop over the years.