The Final Staffordshire Pottery Plate Collection!

In case you missed it, I've been taking the Make Art That Sells Class by Lilla Rogers to stretch myself, my style and techniques, beef up my portfolio, and learn more about designing for various art markets.

This week I wrapped up the Home Decor assignment: using Staffordshire Pottery as inspiration (and my previous artwork from the Mini Assignment), create a collection of 2-4 plates for a high-end retailer like Anthropologie. 

The final submission for the class was to have a single jpeg mocking up the plates--the same kind of image we would share with art directors who might be interested in this kind of collection. I'd never done anything quite like that before, so it took me a few tries to feel good about the final result:

Since completing the mockup, I experimented a bit more with colors and came up with a few more color palettes that I think could also work nicely.  The idea was to push myself to work a little outside my usual color palette-it's surprisingly hard to do! I kept finding myself automatically drifting to the usual shades and had to very consciously force myself to choose differently. 

Here are some different palettes I was playing with (each shown in just one plate design):


Which do you prefer? I'd love to hear from you!

If you're wondering how to purchase these plates, stay tuned! Though they're just mock-ups right now, I'm hoping to at least test getting these made in a limited run. Make sure you're signed up for my newsletter and following me on Instagram to get the latest on their availability!