Jan Lane has been inspired by objects in the Museum collection. Over the next few weeks, there will be various posts to share the inspiration behind the contemporary art on display in the temporary exhibition gallery.
The ‘Textured Ceramic Birds’ were inspired by the card of cheviot wool dye samples (TRWBM: 1987.13), embroidered and beaded bags, (TRWBM: M209, TRWBM: M212 and TRWBM: W8.1) and fragments of lace on a wedding bodice (TRWBM: 1981.197).
Some of the ceramic birds have numbers hidden in their surface patterns which correspond with the colours of the numbered samples.
Come to the Museum and see if you can find the bird which corresponds with the sample number?