Willow Pattern Plates
In art, we learnt about the work of a British artist called Thomas Minton. We discovered that Minton designed a range of ‘Chinoiserie’ pottery (decorated in the supposed style of the Far East but actually conceived and created in the UK), which was seen as exotic and desirable at the time. In our lessons, we learnt how to create different tones and hues of blue using water colour paints. We then created a design in the style of Minton and applied it to a plate. After that, we painted the plate, applying the skills that we had learnt.