Thursday, 19 November 2015

Week 12 - Medieval shoes

These remains of Medieval leather shoes were found at Grimston near King's Lynn, Norfolk and must be at least 500 years old.  (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
I really enjoyed drawing them and used a Derwent crayon in 'chocolate' colour then a waxy black chinagraph then a black pencil to achieve the texture.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Week 11 Medieval Pottery sherds and Display

These fragments of medieval pottery were found locally. I was fascinated by the 'petal-shaped' pattern in relief on the dark brown glazed pieces. The other piece is part of the base of a large pancheon with swirls of an ochre coloured glaze. 

Morgan created a lovely display of my drawings and the artefacts which are on show at the museum until November 7th.

Week 10 Roman Pottery Sherds

Roman Pottery with interesting patterns punched into the clay 
Part of a Roman pot

Week 9 Medieval metal chest

I wonder what was kept in here?

Week 8 Wattle and Daub

This piece of old wattle and daub was fascinating to draw and to spend time studying - you can see the thumb prints of the builder as he moulded the clay and dung around the reeds and animal hair to create this ancient building material.

Week 7 Egyptian vessel

Beautiful vessel from Ancient Egypt, the sandy colours of the desert

Week 6 Roman flue tile

Roman flue tile used to create shafts in walls through which hot air from the heating system could pass.

week 5 - Iceni Coins found in Norfolk

I loved drawing these tiny silver coins - they're smaller than the old sixpence (about as big as a fingernail for those of you too young to remember those!). Many had a depiction of a horse on one side , and the face seems to be wearing a warriors helmet. They were found near Fring in a pottery cup, probably buried during the years of Boudica's uprising against the Romans!