Seacycle Sea Glass & Pottery

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Summer Artfest ’16 – Saturday 18th June – Inverkeithing Civic Centre

Joining us for our 2016 mini summer festival in Inverkeithing, Seacycle makes lovely plaques decorated with lovingly selected sea pottery, and also hand-carved Celtic and sea-inspired designs on washed up slates.

“What started as a fascination for things that I found when beach combing like pottery shards, coloured sea-glass, washed-up slate and shells became a full-blown hobby – often coming home with my pockets full of treasures.

After years of collecting I thought I would try my hand at making something out of it so that other people can have a little piece of history of the Fife Coast.”

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Seacycle will be at the Artfest ’16 Summer Art & Craft Market on Saturday 18th June from 11am-4.30pm at the Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street

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Seacycle – History of the Fife Coast

_20151010_125344“After years of collecting pottery shards, coloured sea-glass, washed up slate and shells, I thought I would try my hand at making something out of it so that other people can have a little piece of history of the Fife Coast.”

Seacycle will be coming down the coast from the East Neuk to Inverkeithing for the INVERKEITHING FESTIVE MAKERS MARKET to show and sell her delightful decorative mosaics and carved sea slates – all with a fascinating history! See Faith on Saturday 12th December, 11AM – 4.30PM, Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street, KY11 1PA.

There was always an abundance of sea china around the Kirkcaldy area, probably a result of the past history of many pottery works which sadly no longer exist. The earliest history of pottery recorded was about 1610. By the end of the 19th century there were four main potteries, Fife, Kirkcaldy, Rosslyn and Sinclairtown from around 1837-1932. They used a variety of techniques that made functional and decorative ceramics including hand-painting and sponge printing. Lots of the pieces I have found date back over 150 years verified by the finishing.”

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Seacycle – ” an abundance of sea china”

Seacycle will be joining IAI for our third Art & Craft Market in Inverkeithing on 12th September, displaying and selling decorated plaques made with lovingly selected sea pottery, and hand-carved Celtic and sea-inspired designs on washed up slates.

“What started as a fascination for things that I found when beach combing like pottery shards, coloured sea-glass, washed-up slate and shells became a full-blown hobby – often coming home with my pockets full of treasures.

After years of collecting I thought I would try my hand at making something out of it so that other people can have a little piece of history of the Fife Coast.”

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There was always an abundance of sea china around the Kirkcaldy area, probably a result of the past history of many pottery works which sadly no longer exist. The earliest history of pottery recorded was about 1610. By the end of the 19th century there were four main potteries, Fife, Kirkcaldy, Rosslyn and Sinclairtown from around 1837-1932. They used a variety of techniques that made functional and decorative ceramics including hand-painting and sponge printing. Lots of the pieces I have found date back over 150 years verified by the finishing.

JAMMY PIECE OF ART RAFFLE

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Just as with our previous two Art & Craft Markets, a major feature of the day on 12th September at the ART:JAM will the fantabulous Art Raffle. The chance to win a handmade piece of art or craft for a mere £1 for a strip of 5 tickets. Jammy!

All of the participating artists will be contributing a piece of their work to the raffle:

Annsdoodles, The Alchemist’s Forge, Tubular, Karen Trotter, Filo di Lana, Seacycle, Earthen Images, Tom Bishop-de-Main, Lainy Allison, Serenity, Tartan Hearts, Yellowboots, Barbary Wood, Boxoftrix, Elaine Bews, Norman Bews, Bigbyrd Designs, Maria Hickman.

The ART:JAM Artist Listings

IAI are delighted to announce the Artist Listings for the ART:JAM Art & Craft Market, 12th September 2015, Inverkeithing Civic Centre

The ART:JAM will consist of: Annsdoodles, The Alchemist’s Forge, Tubular, Karen Trotter, Filo di Lana, Seacycle, Earthen Images, Tom Bishop-de-Main, Lainy Allison, Serenity, Tartan Hearts, Yellowboots, Barbary Wood, Boxoftrix, Elaine Bews, Norman Bews, Bigbyrd Designs, Maria Hickman.

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images: Filo di Lana – Lainy Allison  

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images: Tartan Hearts – Seacycle 

And, for the first time, We will be exhibiting and selling our own work at the ART:JAM. Our individual artistic practice feeds into and informs what we do as Inverkeithing Arts Initiative. We are: Michelle Denholm, Jane Francis and Mary Farrell.

Many thanks to all applicants – do keep in touch if you didn’t make it to the final line-up – we plan to hold many more Art & Craft Markets in our very special town in the future!

Seacycle – Pockets full of treasures

Seacycle make lovely keepsakes from washed up sea pottery shards, coloured sea glass, slate and shells, found on the beautiful beaches of the East Coast of Fife. Many visitors loved the story of Seacycle’s materials when they graced us with their presence at our last Art & Craft Fair. We’re delighted to see their return for the Spring Into Summer Art & Craft Fair

Saturday 2nd May, 11am-5pm, Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street, KY11 1PA

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“There was always an abundance of sea china around the Kirkcaldy area probably a result of the past history of many pottery works which sadly no longer exist. The earliest history of a pottery recorded was about 1610. By the end of the 19th century there were four main potteries, Fife, Kirkcaldy, Rosslyn and Sinclairtown from around 1837-1932. They used a variety of techniques that made functional and decorative ceramics including hand-painting and sponge printing. Lots of the pieces I have found date back over 150 years verified by the finishing.

After years of collecting I thought I would try my hand at making something out of it so that other people can have a little piece of history of the Fife Coast.”

Sea glass and sea pottery from Fife’s shores

“I collect sea pottery, sea glass and washed up slate near my Fife seaside home. I use the pottery to decorate various shapes, and I carve and paint celtic designs on the slate.”

Faith Butler

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Faith’s charmingly nostalgic gifts and keepsakes will be for sale at the Handmade Holiday Arts & Crafts Market, Inverkeithing Civic Centre on Saturday 13th December 10am-5pm