Megan Dowsett is a creative consultant working in museums, galleries and the arts, an illustrator who is finding her voice through personal and local projects, and a parent to two young beings who can't help but influence her creative journey.

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.

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!