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Framed Beach Wall Art - Beachcombing Curiosities Collage - Glorious Greens - Sea Glass, Victorian Pottery, Driftwood

Framed Beach Wall Art - Beachcombing Curiosities Collage - Glorious Greens - Sea Glass, Victorian Pottery, Driftwood

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Framed Beach Wall Art - Glorious Greens - Sea Glass, Victorian Pottery, Driftwood, Flotsam and Jetsam

A treasure trove of some of my rarest and most favourite beach-combing finds. These special pieces have been thoughtfully arranged in clean, simple lines reminiscent of museum curiosity cabinets.

Each framed mosaic includes a blend of both man-made and natural items that have been washed ashore on the Fife beaches in Scotland including Victorian antique sea pottery, sea glass, driftwood, shells, pebbles and other found oddments! These precious fragments, collated in a spectrum of bright apple greens, have been artfully arranged and preserved behind glass, a little beach-combing adventure for your wall!

I love the contrasting textures of "old" versus "new" and the harmony between manmade and natural elements, all unified by colour.

As with every beach find, each is unique and some of these will be very hard to part with. This collage includes:

  • a large piece of green transferware with a pattern of leaves
  • the stem of an antique glass bottle stopper in sea foam green
  • a tiny pottery kiln stilt - these were used in ceramic factories to hold the pottery in the kiln during the firing process
  • an interesting round piece of metal with a beautiful natural verdigris finish
  • an old fragment of circuit board in orange and greens
  • a lovely piece of gnarled driftwood
  • a piece of rope in green and white
  • a shard of pale green vitrolite. This material was used to make tiles in the 1930's when it was invented as a cheaper and extremely strong alternative to marble.
  • an interesting little piece of plastic - possibly an old piece of cable 
  • a tiny piece of green flash glass. Flash glass is a layer of white glass covered with a layer of colour - a cost effective way of producing coloured glass in the early 1900's
  • the inside portion of a shell in a beautiful pattern
  • another piece of curved china with an indented and glorious green pattern (I took a picture of this the day I found it on the beach and have included this in the photos!)

As you can tell, I feel quite passionate about these pieces. The excitement of finding a special piece, gifted by the sea, never quite leaves me so I hope you enjoy this assortment of beach-combing goodness!

All the pottery included in the mosaics are sea-worn ceramic fragments that wash up on the beautiful beaches in the East Neuk of Fife in Scotland. Much of the pottery dates back to the Victorian era, when ceramic factories threw their 'seconds' into the sea and locals used to cast their broken pottery into the waves for good luck! The rough Scottish seas have gently smoothed these fragments, but the patterns and colors remain vibrant, a testament to the craftsmanship of the time.

I have a range of these rare collections of beach finds in different colours. Each mosaic is priced individually based on the rarity and collectibility of the pieces included.

This original seaside art comes in a wooden box frame and measures 18cm square. Please choose your frame colour, either white wood or rustic washed wood (Item: 3518)

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  • Free Delivery

    Free delivery on all orders over £50. If you're local to the East Neuk, choose 'local delivery' at checkout and either collect or I will deliver for free.

  • Shipping Costs

    Delivery on most orders is £2.99 (Evri 2 day). Delivery for orders of small items is £1.99 (cards, coasters, keyrings, fridge magnets). Upgrade to Royal Mail (Tracked 24) for £3.99.