This is one of the simplest ship designs we make, mostly for ornaments. We tend to sell a lot of these around the holidays – they’re fun, colourful, and easy to customize (we occasionally get commissions to replicate real boats).
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Some of our most popular items at sales are ornaments. This particular one is a more complex ship example; we also do little racing sailboats.
This little ship and buoy are in a vintage aspirin bottle – hard to find these little bottles, but they’re so fun when we do!
A colourful junk in an old vinegar jug.
Here are a couple of more unique examples of ships in bottles we’ve made, one depicting an action scene, and the other using a more unusual container. The race scene (complete with teeny buoy!) is housed in a vintage bottle, and we’ve experimented with some colour in the sails for …
A couple of ladies in production!
Shawn made this ship in bottle for a silent auction to benefit OMS Montessori. Ikea came out with a lovely series of hand blown bottles which look beautiful with ships in them, and this is a great example. Hand carved, painted, and rigged, using mostly found materials.
Our booth at the 613 Night Market on the weekend generated a lot of interest in Shawn’s boats, along with a couple of commissioned pieces. The first is a custom Brixham Trawler, who’s hull and rigging are now complete. Here are a couple of progress shots before painting. The ship …
This summer I started a series of marine-themed watercolour illustrations (to compliment Shawn’s boats). The plan is to paint one creature per letter of the alphabet… wish me luck! Here are the first four, all approximately 9×6″ on 140lb cold pressed watercolour paper. Anenome Blowfish Crab Dartfish