V&A ceramics collections, I had looked at the pottery I produced myself over 20 years ago in a new light. Besides tiny thumb pots , I was obsessed with coils and a luscious green glaze that produced varied colours - they're a bit clunky but Ian likes them and they look good from a distance on top of the bookshelves. From a sketching perspective I thought they would be an interesting challenge to try and draw.
Elements of Drawing by John Ruskin. I've carried out some of the exercises in the past to improve observation, so that even a simple pebble can look monumental. So I've decided over the next few weeks to draw some of the small treasures I've collected over the years: stones, shells, bits of glass and pottery, the aim being to spend no longer than 30 minutes on each.