Louise Thorn, FH17 Small Boat

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A quirky Cornish fishing boat handmade by Louise Thorn (Loopy Ceramics) with her trademark seagull. Look out for the little poop that naughty seagull has left on the boat!

Size: height including the mast, approx 20cm.

About the artist.

I was born in Cornwall and bred a Cornish lass. I started Loopy Ceramics in 1996 after completing a degree in Animation. I loved creating the 3D characters the most and after a stint of work experience at Spitting image, in London, I returned home and started to create ceramic sculptures inspired by all the inhabitants that live in the salty wilds of my homeland.

In 2001 I applied for a designer maker job at the Eden Project. I have now been at Eden for 19 years working on many different projects from small scale temporary installations to big permanent structures with a range of budgets and each one increases my skill base.

My ceramics took a backseat for a while after my daughter Lola was born in 2008, but now that Lola is older I feel able to work on my ceramics alongside my Eden work. My work is very colourful and looks at the world through different eyes. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy creating them.