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East Neuk Beach Crafts

Puffin & Fishing Boat - Beach Pebble Art - Sea Pottery & Driftwood Picture

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£55.00 GBP
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A handmade pebble art framed picture featuring a cute puffin and a fishing boat. Everything is made in the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland from antique sea pottery, stones, pebbles and driftwood collected whilst beach-combing on our beautiful Scottish beaches. The ceramics and china I find is often from the 19th Century - mostly Victorian. 

This seaside scene features a puffin, hand-painted onto plain beach pottery. Puffins are synonymous with Anstruther and the Isle of May. This stunning nature reserve sits just off the coast in the Firth of Forth. The puffin is perched on a lovely piece of driftwood with original white paint flaking away. A tiny fishing boat bobs alongside in the waves, made from dark blue china. Below the boat, a glorious shard of sponge-ware with a vibrant blue and pink pattern creates the foreground. A little piece of pink and green china sits on the horizon making a little island - possibly the Bass Rock or Isle of May. Silver plated wire has been used to make the feet for the puffin, a silver fish in the sea and a seagull in the sky.

The piece comes in a wooden box frame and measures 18cm square. Please choose your frame colour (either white wood or rustic washed wood).

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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.