Author Archives: Louise O'Reilly
Final Mappa, now installed in the Piscina Room at Mottisfont as part of the new permanent display.
And here it is the Mottisfont Medieval Alphabet by the brilliant pupils from Portway School with graphic design by Jon Clark. My thanks to all of the members of the Mottisfont Medieval Illuminator Workshop Master of the Fish Tailed Winged … Continue reading
Graphic designer Dan Adams is creating the typography and design layout for Mappa. To find the right typeface he looks at the exquisite plaintext and illuminated letters in the Winchester Bible and refers to the idiosyncratic organisation of lettering in … Continue reading
Final ink and watercolour washes are added to differentiate the different zones of the map.
In mid July I hold an Open Studio inviting staff and volunteers to come and see the work in progress. I appreciate visits from Howard (Lead Outdoor Guide), Bobby and Fran (Outdoor Guides), Jonny (Head Gardener), Steve (Volunteer Ranger) and … Continue reading
Within the Map are small pen and ink drawings showing various religious and secular items that were part of the medieval Mottisfont landscape including a sheep, trout, dovecote, watermill, chalice, canon, otter, swan, duck and … sea serpent. The major … Continue reading