A framed seaside beach collage featuring a puffin and the "May Princess", the little ferry that carries people from Anstruther to the Isle of May nature reserve. Everything has been handmade using antique beach pottery, stones and pebbles found washed-up on the beautiful beaches of the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. The pottery I use is often 19th Century antique beach china - mostly Victorian.
This whimsical seaside scene is made up of a hand-painted puffin, synonymous with Anstruther and the Isle of May. Alongside, the Isle of May ferry is bobbing in the waves. The puffin sits on a piece of stripy sponge-ware pottery and a piece of green china forms grassy hills in the foreground. The Isle of May can be seen on the horizon, formed from a piece of blue & white pottery showing the famous 'willow' pattern. Silver plated wire has been used to make the feet for the puffin, a seagull in the sky and tiny fish in the sea.
The piece comes in a wooden box frame and measures 18cm square. Please choose your frame colour (either white wood or rustic washed wood) using the drop down menu. (Item: 1593)
These fragments of patterned pottery and china gather between the rocks and pebbles at low tide. Many of these pieces originate from the 1800’s and 1900’s, sometimes dating back to the Victorian and Regency eras when the nearby town of Kirkcaldy was at the heart of the Scottish pottery industry. Despite being tumbled and smoothed by the Scottish waves for so long, the patterns and colours remain wonderfully vibrant and the transformative power of the sea ensures each fragment is entirely unique.