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East Neuk Beach Crafts

Seagull & RNLI Lifeboat - Framed Beach Pottery Pebble Art Picture

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£45.00 GBP
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10% of sales will be donated to Anstruther RNLI Lifeboat Station

A handmade pebble art beach collage featuring a seagull and lifeboat, all created using antique beach pottery, 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 little seagull. The seagull's wings are made from a tiny piece of sea pottery featuring the famous 'Willow' pattern. The seagull sits on a larger piece of blue and white sea china. A large piece of yellow/green stoneware forms a grassy hill in the foreground. A pretty island can be seen on the horizon, made from a beautiful piece of blue and white antique beach pottery with a leaf pattern. Silver plated wire has been used to make the beak and feet for the seagull, a seagull in the sky and a little fish swimming in the waves.


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: 1857
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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.