Megan Dowsett is a freelance creative consultant working with museums and galleries.

Through the name Norris and the Flamingo, she shares the sense of adventure that runs through all of life, wherever we are on our journey. A sense of imagination, of possibility and discovery, for children and adults alike.

Her core values come down to two simple things:

People: At the heart of everything she does, people are there – be it audiences of any age or background, volunteers, staff or freelancers and apprentices. She believes that the best projects take everybody with them on a learning journey.

Creativity: In every role she’s taken, creativity has played a key priority. Working in Museums and Galleries, creativity brings a valuable opportunity to think about the same things in a different way.

Museums and galleries are the perfect place to bring the joy of discovery and magic of adventure to everyone who passes through the doors - and to invite those who haven't yet braved these sometimes intimidating buildings, to do so in a dynamic and inviting way.

Over twelve years working in these exciting settings, Megan has developed extensive experience in both managing and delivering creative projects that engage with a wide variety of audiences.

7 February 2014

Mosaic Plant Pots

IMG_6500 Since the long ago mosaic project with Rowan Arts, I've hoarded a small supply of broken crockery pieces, with an eye to various experiments. My desire to make this year's Christmas Presents finally provoked me to embark on these small projects. Over the summer, I planted some new Christmas Cactus, and finally I used my odds and ends to develop mosaics.
IMG_6502Although it's not my favourite one, I had long wanted to experiment with using the white ridges on the backs of plates to create winding patterns, built by the texture of the mosaic rather than the colours. These pieces are quite hard to break small enough, and are often not quite the right size or shape, so I think it would work better on a bigger project, but require a multitude of broken plates!