Blogging about Matthew Tyas' pottery and explorations in making.
I did some sketchbook work earlier in the week. Cornwall’s vibrant daffodil fields have drawn my eye for several years. From dormancy to full bloom, the stems show an amazing variety of greens and texture: the flowers are a burst of yellow. At this time of year, across Cornwall, it’s possible to see fields of cultivated daffodils, as well as wild varieties in the hedgerows, woods, and meadows.
My sketchbook work is a collection of photographic notes: I got down amongst the flowers with my 35mm prime lens, working through micro and macro shots. The resulting images offer an insight into some of the colours, textures, and sensibilities, that I’d like to try and bring into my pottery this year.