“Dorset Coast” – folded rocks & scaly stones from the Age of the Ruling Reptiles

Getting inspiration and ideas for my Dorset Coast mug was not difficult. The coastline is simply amazing visually. Rock patterning, beautiful contrasting colours and strong shapes and outlines made it a brilliant subject to sketch and work into a piece for one of my “British Coasts” fine bone china mug collection.

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I especially loved the look of “crumpled fabric” with folds and wrinkles of the Jurassic rocks at Stair Hole for one side of the mug. The dominating, confident shape of Durdle Door contrasted for the other side; its scaly back advancing like a massive Jurassic dinosaur into the waves. The simplicity of the cut lines created patterns and movement across the lino surface and the ink print gave the lines a further spontaneous life of their own.

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The artwork will be off to the printers this week and the finished mug available from mid-April from http://www.hkwhite.co.uk

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