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East Neuk Beach Crafts

Puffin & RNLI Lifeboat - Beach Pebble Art - Sea Pottery & Driftwood Picture

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£55.00 GBP
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£55.00 GBP
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10% of sales will be donated to Anstruther RNLI Lifeboat Station

A handmade pebble art framed picture featuring a cute puffin, a lifeboat and the Bass Rock. 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 the iconic orange RNLI lifeboat. This particular one is the Mersey Class "Kingdom of Fife" lifeboat found in Anstruther. The lifeboat and the puffin are both hand-painted onto white 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. The puffin is perched on a lovely piece of driftwood. Alongside is a large piece of broken beach china with a lovely green stripe. The Bass Rock sits on the horizon, made from a piece of pottery with what looks like the pattern of a house on it! 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).

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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.