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East Neuk Beach Crafts

Puffin, Fishing Boat & Bass Rock - Framed Beach Pottery Pebble Art Picture

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£45.00 GBP
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A handmade pebble art beach collage featuring a cute puffin and a blue fishing boat, 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 puffin, hand-painted onto plain sea 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. Alongside the puffin a little fishing boat is bobbing in the waves. The boat is made from a beautiful piece of blue transfer-ware with the pillar of a building still visible in the pattern. A second piece of blue transferware forms a rock for the puffin to sit on. The lip of the pottery is visible so it was maybe the bottom of a jar or bowl. A lovely piece of driftwood bark forms more rocks in the foreground and a little piece of green sea china has been used to create the Bass Rock on the horizon! Silver plated wire has been used to make the feet for the puffin, a tiny 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) using the drop down menu. (Item: 1861
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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.