Since 1978 I have been fortunate to sail wooden boats. In 2006 I set out to find a Drascombe Longboat Cruiser for single-handed expedition sailing. This is the continuing story of how it came to be, our adventures, notes on the maritime world and other things I don't want to forget...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Clay Work

Eleanor and I have been collaborating on maritime ceramic sculptures. I started by making boats in wood for her clay figures and have recently changed to clay as well. It is in the early stages but we have finished a number of pieces and have shown a few in our Florida gallery to good response. It has been a nice complement to our daily painting.

Bread Winner


Eleanor's latest, awaiting glaze and fire

'Boatbuilding' in clay


  1. What a nice way to combine both your talents. Nice woodwork in the little boat models. The sculptures are masterful and the glazes (or are they hand painted?) are great.

  2. Lovely work indeed. I've always loved to see solid complex things rendered in clay. The reduction in detail of form and the softening of straight lines by the material makes the subject more intimate, somehow..