It’s nearly a year ago since my mother-in-law kindly gave us her collection of Portmeirion ‘Totem’ pottery. It was designed in the 60s by Susan Williams-Ellis and I have always loved its sputnik-like textural design. Totem was also produced in amber, green and white, but I have to admit that the deep blue is definitely my favourite!
The collection now lives in a glass fronted corner cupboard from where it is brought out for use at Christmas and other special occasions.
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Here’s this week’s Totem inspired design sheet for you to fill with colour!
Here in the UK we have a long weekend with two bank holidays for Easter, so extra time for doodling!
I have a special project for you today and have taken as my inspiration the work of Peter Carl Fabergé, jeweller to the court of the Romanov Russian royal family. The eggs are very elaborate and intricate, but it is the ones with flower designs that I’m particularly drawn to.
The short video below features more of the collection, which is now housed in the Kremlin Armoury Museum and gives some of the history of the eggs.
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I have taken cherry blossom as the inspiration for the design of my egg.