Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Fish and Feather

Much of Powell/Bishop/Stonier's output was utilitarian as it was this that brought home the bacon. Unlike the Victorian factories of Mintons, Worcester, or even Doulton, as a company they were not known for any art pottery, extremely fine porcelain or smart designs (although there were a few). They did, however, produce some wonderfully rich transfer printed designs in a multitude of colourways - many of which were exported abroad. The fish and foul designs found particular success in the USA.
Thanks must go to the Replacments website from which i "borrowed" these images to show you - do take a look at their website and drool - i know i keep going back and looking longingly at their stock. If you can't afford to buy, it is at least, an excellent resource for building your knowledge about patterns.

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Sometimes, life doesn't turn out the way you expected. And sometimes, it is exactly as it was 'meant' to be. But whilst i'm not a believer in fate or fatalism, I do believe that life is a both a learning experience and an obstacle course to be climbed and clambered over in the most creative way possible! In doing so, you'll get to where you should be even if it's not where you'd imagined.