Thursday, December 6, 2012

Full Fathom Five limited edition delft tiles

Full Fathom Five limited edition delft tiles

These are the final 6 of the 18 limited edition delft tile designs I created exclusively for the Full Fathom Five exhibition (A Celebration of the Nautical World), at Hornseys' - the Gallery in Ripon, North Yorkshire and featuring the work of Jonny Hannah, Michael Kirkman, Ed Kluz, Emily Sutton and yours truly.

Available only from Hornseys' - the gallery, Ripon.

Queequeg, the South Seas noble savage from Melville's Moby Dick.

An example of Scrimshaw, the name given to scrollwork, engravings, and carvings done in bone or ivory. Here a ship in full-sail has been etched into a whale's tooth by a scrimshander of great skill.

Moby Dick, or The Whale, by Herman Melville.

The Turk's Head, a nifty nautical knot with no end.

When the Boat Comes In. The traditional lines of a sea-shanty from the North-East.

Zephyrus, the gentle West Wind.

1 comment:

marly youmans said...

Q is instantly recognizable! I love these (hope you did a C for Cod, as in MD-soup... If not, next time!)