A visit to Oxford and the Ashmolean Museum
The Ashmolean Museum is really a must for everyone visiting Oxford! I wanted to share with you some vibrant colours and wonderful patterns from some of the ceramics on display from Turkey and Iran dating back to the 1500 and 1600.
The Ottoman pottery began to develop a unique and refined kind of ceramics, which serviced the court and the market. They gradually added turquoise, green, purple and the destinctive red to the earlier blue-on-white scheme.
Iran dish with quails, flowers and plants are universally used as decorative patterns. In the arts of the Islamic world they appear in architectural decoration as well as on all kinds of objects.
I find it absolutely fascinating to see these wonderful colours and patterns inspiring our designs today.