A little puffin driftwood ornament handmade using antique beach pottery, stones, driftwood 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 tiny seaside scene features a hand-painted puffin, synonymous with Anstruther and the Isle of May. The puffin sits on a large piece of green stoneware, possibly an old tile. A little sailing boat made from beach china, bobs in the waves alongside. A beautiful piece of blue floral patterned beach pottery forms in sea in the foreground. Silver plated wire has been used to make the feet for the puffin, a mast for the boat, a seagull in the sky and a little silver fish swimming in the sea.
The piece measures approximately 11cm wide by 9.5cm high. The wood has a flat bottom so the piece can be a freestanding ornament. (Item: 1709)
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.
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