Once on Holy Island in Northumberland we heard the seals singing..... Or was it mermaids masquerading as seals? Call you hear this mermaid's siren song, calling to you? Bring some light hearted mystery, magic and imagination home, with this one- off ceramic mermaid.
The finished size is 14.5 cm high (excluding the hanging cord), approx 5 mm thick and unglazed on the back. She hangs on turquoise jute string.
Made with loving care to my own design in my artist's studio, using white earthenware clay. She holds a bouquet of embroidery silk, fresh water pearls, a glass crystal, beads and a yellow shell found on the beach in Northumberland.
She was bisque fired, then individually hand-painted using appropriate underglaze colours before being glazed with a clear, non toxic glaze. The glost firing at 1130 degrees C transformed the piece into a durable finished work with a beautiful, shiny finish.
Suitable for indoor use only.
Being individually hand painted, and embellished with found objects, every mermaid is totally unique, never to be exactly recreated.