Boat made from flotsam, jetsam and papier mache adorn driftwood bases to create perfect coastal themed presents. If you want a simple stylish gift at a very realistic price these could be just the thing for you. The pieces above are all commissions and can be made to your requirements. Prices start at £45.00.
All summer long I spend my days on the seashore searching for bits and pieces to create these boat sculptures.
Using driftwood, glass, slate and china found at a harbour in Sussex, I create these lovely and original boats on artistic sea washed driftwood. I was fascinated by the way the backgrounds varied from faded original ship's paint to simple washes or painted seascapes. I found I could add a small touch, like a silver coin used as a moon or a piece of driftwood used as a breakwater to enhance the boat. Each piece is therefore totally unique and different and each piece of wood has its own texture and sea worn shape.
What started as a little one-off thank you present has become a best seller!
The driftwood boats vary but are approx 100mm square and come with a wire or string for wall hanging. Each is signed by the artist (me!) and has an original title. Titles are all sea inspired and can be clever, witty, descriptive or just classic boat names.
Prices for small ceramic plaques start at £ 22.00 including UK First Class postage.
Please state if you would like a plain wash or detailed painted background. Please have a closer look at the pictures by clicking on them.
I have some ready made up driftwood boats, some of which are still for sale.
Please let me know the colours you like and I can e mail you with what is in stock or make up a few for you to choose from. Please email me now.
Below is a range of styles (click picture to enlarge):
Optionally, the boats can be mounted in a frame.
Again I do have some of these in stock if you want to buy a ready made frame. These are also quite quick to turn around if you want one made.
Please follow the link to commissions to answer any queries you may have on commissioning an item, choosing an ideas, creating a design, requirements, payments, delivery and any other questions you might have.