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East Neuk Beach Crafts

Pebble Seal, Bass Rock & Sea Pottery Sailing Boat - Driftwood Beach Art Picture

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£45.00 GBP
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A framed seaside beach collage featuring a seagull and washing line, all handmade using antique beach pottery, driftwood, 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 features a grey seal, hand-painted onto plain grey beach pottery.  The seal is basking on a piece of sea-worn driftwood. The Bass Rock sits on the horizon made from a lovely piece of green pottery. Alongside the seal is a little blue sailing boat. It's sails are made from a beautiful piece of patterned sea china. Silver plated wire has been used to make the mast for the boat, a silver fish swimming in the sea and a tiny seagull hovering over the Bass Rock!

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: 1732

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.