The Ironwork Galleries at the V&A are full of wonderful things to draw: locks, grilles, candlesticks and it's relatively quiet. Owning 3 pewter vases which I've drawn many times ( large and small scale), I was attracted to the display cases which housed a variety of characterful items.
I started off with a 'blind drawing' to capture quickly their quirky shapes then started on robust ewer ( below) before giving up as the light was so poor. I then concentrated on this delightful coffee pot. It looks Art Nouveau rather then 1750! I love how the patterns on the lid merge with those on the body and the particular patina that you get with pewter.
Then to the members room for lunch, coffee and custard tart ( and a look at everyone elses sketchbooks)