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Solitary green driftwood cottage. Uniqe clifftop cottage made from upcycled North East beach driftwood.

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Solitary green driftwood cottage. Uniqe clifftop cottage made from upcycled North East beach driftwood.

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: driftwood, nails, wire, paint, fabric, string, wood
  • Favorited by: 25 people
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This piece, as are all my sculptures, is a unique, handmade miniature seaside harbour scene, made from North East beach drift wood. The wood is sourced from Seaburn, Roker and Seaham- as well as other North East beaches.

I started collecting interestingly shaped pieces of driftwood whilst at the beach, when making sketches, and taking photographs, as research for my paintings. These sculptural pieces are yet another way of expressing my love for the North East coast line.

The wood is collected all year, more so in the Winter months, when storms batter the rugged coastline, and wash up naturally sculptured driftwood. Some pieces of wood must have been washed around the seas for many years and travelled endless miles.
I often wonder about the history of the driftwood I collect and what its previous life might have been? Part of a boat, fishing gear or some everyday household item? Previous owners could never dream it would end up as part of a sculpture on someones mantelpiece or bookcase. Each piece is then carefully crafted into a unique, one off seaside landscape. All materials used in the process of creating each piece are all locally sourced, up cycled products.

height 17cm. depth 8cm. width 17cm.
This piece, as are all my sculptures, is a unique, handmade miniature seaside harbour scene, made from North East beach drift wood. The wood is sourced from Seaburn, Roker and Seaham- as well as other North East beaches.

I started collecting interestingly shaped pieces of driftwood whilst at the beach, when making sketches, and taking photographs, as research for my paintings. These sculptural pieces are yet another way of expressing my love for the North East coast line.

The wood is collected all year, more so in the Winter months, when storms batter the rugged coastline, and wash up naturally sculptured driftwood. Some pieces of wood must have been washed around the seas for many years and travelled endless miles.
I often wonder about the history of the driftwood I collect and what its previous life might have been? Part of a boat, fishing gear or some everyday household item? Previous owners could never dream it would end up as part of a sculpture on someones mantelpiece or bookcase. Each piece is then carefully crafted into a unique, one off seaside landscape. All materials used in the process of creating each piece are all locally sourced, up cycled products.

height 17cm. depth 8cm. width 17cm.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(19)
  • dlasusa120 Sep 18, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    Absolutely love this little harbour scene. Even better in person! The artist has a wonderful eye for detail. This item was shipped quickly and packaged very well. I will be back for more. I see a lot of my holiday shopping done here! Thank you Mr. Ball!!
    Three tier blue harbour.
  • miketurner1456 Aug 7, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    A lovely piece of driftwood which was good value for money. The item was shipped on time and was well packaged.
    Rustic, gritty driftwood cottage.
  • cedarhill01 Jun 19, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    This piece is SO charming and lovely. Both the frame and the subject go so well together. Already so dear to me.
    House in snow framed in weathered driftwood .
  • Julia Smith May 31, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    I love this so much! It is even better in real life than the pictures. And the little pebble snowman gift so much appreciated! Wrapped with love and care I will treasure this x
    Rustic winter cottage with snowman and snowy backdrop.

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