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Helen Nock is a mosaic artist in England whose work is phenomenal! She works with slate, Smalti, metals, and anything she feels like using, making small and large objects. I'm a big fan!

Beaded chairs from South Africa. I also adore that polished stone side table -- it looks like clay that has been coated with terra sigliata and burnished with a spoon.

10 Reasons to Love Loose Parts: Why are Loose Parts Important to Child Development | 30 Days to Transform Your Play (from An Everyday Story)

clay art pottery stones ceramics sculpture nice objects artist frances lambe

Sand Tray and Loose Parts - a guest post at An Everyday Story. *really like the idea of a small tray (round is awesome) instead of dedicating an entire table to it. Food for thought for other trays: mirror, light, etc. hmm...*

x x x ~ 'The Brodgar Boy. Archaeologists found this tiny clay figurine on a spectacular Neolithic settlement complex between two stone circles on the Ness of Brodgar in Orkney; it is one of the earliest representations of a human found in Britain and may have originally been part of a larger clay object. The site was possibly occupied for 1500 years from as early as 3500 BCE.'

A Fabergé Gold-Mounted Translucent Enamel Cigarette Holder, Fedor Afanassiev, St. Petersburg, circa 1895 the cylindrical barrel enamelled in blue over a guilloché ground, within chased foliate collars in varicolor gold, set with a carved amber stem, struck with workmaster's initials, Fabergé in Cyrillic, and 56 standar

Maths play - notice the tubes above with the number labels... & lots of rocks for counting, sorting & investigating (",)

Natural play area for kids at Wakehurst Place - also living willow tunnels, labyrinth, Totem Poles and an acoustic chair. spiral maze and scented plants. Maybe worth a visit?