Patterns in Art


Adding Whimsy to Meals

Many older homes have a separate dining area, and it is generally used for formal occasions. Hosting guests is important to many, so they take...


Decorative Ceramic Bowls

One of the easiest forms of ceramics to create is a bowl. It takes an experienced artist only a few minutes to make the basic...


Making Design Impressions

Mixing color into clay is considered to be a relatively recent innovation, so decorating ancient pieces was often done by pressing objects into the wet...


Slip Art Pottery

Throwing clay pots on a wheel is where many pottery and ceramic artists began learning their art. Making cookie jars and clay canister sets was...


New Canister Designs

Cookie jars and canister sets made using slip glazes tend to be monochrome in color. Neutral tones for walls, floors and cabinets are now used...


A Set of Decorative Dishes

For those who host family gatherings, feeding many people can be difficult when they have too few dishes as their disposal. Some people tend to...

Creating a design in art can be accomplished by using a single pattern throughout an entire piece. Complex patterns that are repeated over and over have a pleasing effect on the eye. Nature uses repeated patterns in many ways. The leaves on trees and bushes are repeated patterns and their natural beauty is often admired. The same can be said for a group of daisies, roses or violets. All are made nearly identical. They are a pattern that continues to repeat. Snowflakes are another naturally repeating pattern. It is no wonder that artists have studied this phenomenon and use it to decorate their work. This is especially true in pottery and ceramics