East Neuk Beach Crafts (Louise Stocker)

Coastal beach art – upcycled and reimagined from antique beach finds – handmade in the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland.

Contact details:
01333 631856
07776 394517
eastneukbeachcrafts.co.uk
louise.stocker@gmail.com
www.facebook.com

Address:
10a Rodger Street,
Cellardyke, KY10 3HU

Categories:
Painting, Drawing, some low relief work.

East Neuk Beach Crafts was established by Louise Stocker in the beautiful fishing town of Cellardyke on the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. The sandy beaches and rocky coves of the East Neuk offer up the most incredible beach-combing treasures, all naturally worn smooth by the sea. In particular it’s a great spot for sea glass and antique beach pottery, small shards of broken pottery that have been tumbled by the sea, often since the Victorian and Regency eras when Kirkcaldy was at the heart of the Scottish pottery industry.

East Neuk Beach Crafts combines the natural gifts of the sea with a variety of art techniques and mediums to produce one-off pieces of coastal-inspired art. Mediums include watercolours, acrylics, silver wire-wrapping, rock painting, air-dried clay and more. The art uses elements inspired by the charming East Neuk villages and landscape, in particular the local wildlife; puffins, seagulls and whales, alongside colourful fishing boats, sailboats, lighthouses and little fisherman’s cottages. Using naturally sourced sea-worn materials, with their varying colours, patterns and shapes, ensures each piece of art is entirely unique, a tiny piece of Fife history and a perfect memento of the East Neuk.

The whimsical seaside pictures are presented as framed art or mounted on driftwood (mostly old broken fishing creels and pieces of boat). The range also includes silver wire-wrapped sea glass and pottery necklaces, silver stud earrings, decorative hanging decorations, greetings cards, coasters and Christmas decorations. Check the website for an up to date range!

Please go through the passageway named ‘Orr Smith’s Close’ and then up the outside flight of stairs. Please be aware the stairs are quite steep.