Inspired by the ceramics section at the V&A, I went in search of more British pottery at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford on Saturday (any excuse to go to Oxford again!).
Unfortunately that part of the Museum was closed off for 'installation' - very disappointing! But it's still a great place to visit, so we looked at other stuff instead.
If you would like to see all the photos I took - have a look at the Flickr set - but there was very little light so they aren't great...
Here are some of my faves:
|Ivory carved Japanese Rain Dragon|
|Toad or frog Tsuba - Japanese Sword Mounting|
|Roman Gold-Glass. I love this technique of gold leaf fused between sheets of glass|
You can see how this was made in this video I found on YouTube:
|What could she be saying?|
|This pot was covered in owls|
|Unicorn and Large Rabbit having friendly conversation|
|It's hard to tell but these look liked winged horses|