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

3 Beach Huts in a small box drawer

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

£110

99er and whale of a time beach hut picture

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

£95

Blackshore hut in medium drawer

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

£115

Golden Light Schooner

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

£75

LT237 Fishing boat in harbour with gulls

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

£145

Large beach huts picture with groynes

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

£175

Orange fishing boat automata with blackshore huts

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

£225

Orford Ness lighthouse with the Flying Scud PZ11

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

£195

Small Mackerel automata - Shimmering fish

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

£125

Snow Goose - Choppy Seas Automata

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

£255

Striped hut in medium drawer

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

£115

Blackshore huts with moored boats

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

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Flying Sprat sailing boat automata

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

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Large shoal of tin herring on driftwood

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

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PZ72 sailing lugger

Driftwood/recycled tin cans

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