Beachcombing – Evie, Orkney

Beachcombing – Evie, Orkney

Beachcombing – Evie, Orkney

Beachcombing is one of my favourite pastimes; you never know what you will find.

While on a beach combing trip to Orkney recently I decided to go to explore a new spot. I came across the beach of Evie, which is a large sandy beach.

It had a corrugated pattern in the sand and was very clean. At first glance, you would think there was nothing much there, but taking a closer look I noticed small shiny shells peeping through the sand.

Two hours later I was still there, addicted to collecting! I found one sought after groatie buckie. There were shells with shapes and colours I have never seen before, and all on a beach which looked unpromising. What a great afternoon. I will definitely use these finds when making future mosaic pieces of artwork.


Mosaics for 2017!


I hope January is treating you well so far!

I’ve been getting stuck into developing some new ideas. The past year has seen some real changes and opportunities for me and my work, and i’m very excited and pleased to announce that I have been invited to join Craft Scotland on the strength of my mosaic work.

Craft Scotland is a charity which works to promote a wide range of crafts and creates opportunities for Scottish makers to exhibit, sell and promote their work. With exhibitions, workshops and events which champion craft, its a fantastic opportunity.

Mosaic work is defiantly my first love, and I have lots of plans for it in 2017, including smaller works. Ive been inspired to decorate native Shetland animal shapes, such as otters, birds and rabbits, using a variety of materials, including pottery from local beaches, which makes the art truly unique and special. These will be sold locally as well as online and would make the perfect gift.

The picture is a larger mosaic piece I sold recently using local driftwood, beach pebbles and glass tiles.