Lotti Brown Designs

-- I create art for people who like to take the time to savour the beauty of the natural world around us -- Pet Art & Custom Pet Portraits - Wildlife & Bird Art - Floral Art - Nature-Inspired Surface Pattern Designs --

Found Patterns - Historical Floors

behind the scenes, history, inspiration, patterns, personal musingsCharlotte Brown

Continuing my mini-series of blog posts on found patterns from my recent 'staycation' in York - getting inspired by the history in my local city...

In this blog post I'm concentrating on the found patterns I spotted in medieval and later floor tiles, both in York Minster, and in All Saints church in York...

Patterns were obviously highly valued on their flooring, to decorate such important buildings...

The tiles were made from clay, and with a natural glaze, which gives us those lovely earthy colours...

Some of the patterns are quite simple, and some much more intricate - and with a limited amount of colours. Very fascinating to see the patterns and variations ...

Even the ironwork for the air-vents in the Minster was intricate...

Intricate ironwork in the floor of York Minster

Lots to inspire! Keep a look out for your own found patterns .... it's surprising what you'll spot!

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