Artists Seth Draper

 

Seth makes coastal inspired artwork using a mixture of recycled baked bean tins, driftwood and other bits of flotsam and jetsam he finds along the shoreline.

He grew up on the East Anglian coast and spent many happy days taking in the delights of the seaside, from crabbing at Walberswick to trawling the local beaches for shells, that elusive piece of amber or maybe a fossil.

Even when studying at Cardiff University, he still continued his beachcombing. He developed a love for the bits of driftwood with flaky paint and gorgeous rusty patina that washed up on the rocky Welsh coastline. While at University he started to make playful ceramic boats. Since then he has developed this technique, combining the shapes he initially started making in ceramic with the beautiful found objects and recycled tin cans.

The cans are first flattened then cut and soldered into the shapes you see, before they are painted and distressed and then finished off.

The work encapsulates his love of the coast with a need to highlight the problems of plastic pollution in our oceans. While beachcombing Seth always ensures that he brings home a bag of litter as well!


Gallery Items

Beachomer

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

£75

Chianti

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

£75

Drifter with lighthouse

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

£95

Grace D

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

£75

LT172 Fishing boat with harbour wall

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

£75

LT512 Fishing boat aground at jetty

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

£110

Nelson's Rest

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

£75

Soliel

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

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Southwold Beach Huts

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

Sold

Take it Easy

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

Sold

Two Fishing Boats in Harbour

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

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W15 Blackshore

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

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