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River Art, finds from the Thames

Whilst the official coarse fishing season is still a few days away I use my time down on the river to scour the shore in search of artifacts, pottery finds and other discarded items to create a visual representation of our past.

The Thames is full of broken smoking pipes, glass bottles, broken china and pottery which when assembled makes interesting viewing. Over the next few weeks I will start to put several canvases together with some recent finds.

Clay Pipe Heads, found in the River Thames

Clay Pipe Heads, found in the River Thames

I’m clearly not alone in this quest as several other artists are making sculpture, jewelry and furniture out of river finds. I’ll aim to add links to their work over the next few days.