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

CK476 Ethel Alice Colchester Oyster Smack automata

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

£525

Corton Lightvessel automata

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

£350

Idle Ours and Cosy Corner

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

£150

LT472 Excelsior Fishing Smack automata

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

£350

Large Driftwood hanging Whale

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

£175

Ocean Swell

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

£350

Southwold Harbour with red fishing boat

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

£150

LT440 Guiding Light automata

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

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Large herring shoal on side of boat

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

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Lowestoft Lifeboat - swinging automata

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

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Racing along the Prom - automata

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

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Whale automata

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

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