This piece was inspired by my husband's tale of when he was a little boy, being of such a young age that he was unsure whether seahorses were actually something mythical, until the moment he saw one and knew these mystical creatures really did exist. Hence, as a family we think seahorses are such special little creatures! Mine are created from white clay, texture then applied and then bisque fired before applying oxides and glazes before being fired once again. The wooden base is reclaimed and has been painted and sanded back to reveal some of the natural grain, whilst driftwood has been vertically attached and left as natural as possible. Theses wooden pieces were sourced from Derwent Water in the Lake District whilst out on a family jaunt. As for the rusty metal parts and rope, these were collected whilst trekking about the boat houses of Rudyard Lake in Leek, Staffordshire.
This piece is created for hanging on the wall and has hooks attached to the back for a secure hanging.
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