In the **Tilings** section of the real Circus you have the chance to make *tessellations* (all-over patterns) using regular polygons.

These tilings are *periodic*, that is to say, any part repeats by *translation*: you can make them in the art room as block prints.

You can use just one type of polygon – e.g. the equilateral triangle – in which case you produce a *regular* tiling. (There are just 3 of these.)

Or you can use more than one type – e.g. the equilateral triangle and the regular hexagon.

If you arrange these so that every corner in which polygons meet (vertex) looks the same, you have a *semi*regular tiling. (There are just 8 of these, though one has a mirror form.)

However, if you allow vertices of more than one type, the number of possibilities is large. These are the *demi*regular tilings.

Here, in the Tile Gallery, you have the chance to display a demiregular tiling **you** have made – or indeed a tiling which is not periodic, e.g. one that grows out symmetrically from a centre.

E-mail to us a digital photograph of your tiling as a ‘.jpeg’ file. If it’s one we haven’t seen before, we’ll put it on the wall of our gallery with a line or two underneath saying what we find interesting about it.

Email to pstephenson1@mac.com