Thursday, February 21, 2013


Someone told me yesterday, "I'd never guess what you do by looking at your nails."  You might, if you knew what you were looking at.  Inspired by majolica patterns during Kathy Deagan's historic ceramic analysis class at Flagler College last semester, I pick up my brush once and a while to experiment.

San Luis Polychrome 1650-1750 (titles link to FLMNH digital type collection with more info on types)









 Puebla Polychrome 1650-1725








And like all things in public archaeology, it's only fun when others play.  Thanks to @Terrailles on Twitter for sending me her 18th century Faience rim-inspired mani.  Touche Terrailles, touche!




 What's next?  Vote for your next ceramic inspired nail design in the comments section, or better yet send us pictures of your ceramics inspired art on Twitter @FPANnortheast.

Text and images: Sarah Miller, FPAN staff, except Faience rim photo by Myriam Arcangeli. 

Warning: do not try this at work:)  All manicures done in the safety of my own home (aka my "free" time).

One Response so far.

  1. Jen McKinnon says:

    Sarah, that is genius! I love it!

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