As you may know, I am currently on the 5 week count down to New Designers 2013 which takes place at the Business Design Centre, Islington from 26th – 29th June.  At the heart of the ‘Offerings to the Insects’ concept is my urge to protect insect pollinators, especially bumblebees, and to demonstrate this I put some of the small bee’s pods in a tree hole in Brockwell Park.  These pods were designed as spaces of refuge in coloured porcelain for insects, and I photographed them every few days to measure their progress, posting the results on the Amy Mae Ceramics Facebook page.  These pods were taken away by a passer by, who obviously couldn’t resist them, so I decided to start the project afresh in my garden.  Here are the results in 4 different locations.  Some of the pictures below feature on my new website www.amymaeceramics.co.uk.  Please do have a look and let me know what you think :)
Photos by Georgina Rodgers.  Designs and concepts (c) Amy Thornley Heard 2013