10% of sales will be donated to Anstruther RNLI Lifeboat Station
A framed seaside beach collage features a puffin and lifeboat, 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 the iconic orange RNLI lifeboat. This particular one is the Mersey Class "Kingdom of Fife" lifeboat found in Anstruther. The lifeboat has been hand-painted onto sea pottery and sits alongside a hand-painted puffin, also synonymous with Anstruther and the Isle of May. This stunning nature reserve sits just off the coast in the Firth of Forth. A beautiful piece of patterned blue & white beach pottery featuring the famous 'Willow' pattern sits in the foreground. Green and blue pottery make up rocky islands on the horizon. 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: 1596)
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.