Sea stars or starfish as they are commonly know are neither stars or fish technically speaking, but who cares when they are as pretty as this driftwood one made by Rachel White.
A range of seashells, beach glass and other small shoreline treasures nestle amongst the driftwood finds on this starfish.
Rachel is a driftwood and strandline artist living in Weymouth with her husband, a retired seaman, just a mile from the sea.
Made in her workshop studio, she sources her materials from local beaches and bays along the Jurassic Coast.
Her creations use only natural ‘as found’ driftwood pieces - in other words driftwood which has not been shaped or altered in any way.
Rachel’s work is regularly exhibited at various galleries across the southwest and recently one of her creations was selected to dress the kitchen set of ‘Ainsley’s Good Mood Food' on ITV.
Her signature driftwood artworks often include tiny interwoven found objects to add interest to her pieces, such as sea glass, small shells and on occasion finds such as beach pottery fragments, fossils or beach metal.
The images show the actual item to be dispatched. The piece is signed by the artist, stamped and numbered, and is ready to hang on your wall by the 'D' ring hook on the reverse.
The starfish also bears a handwritten tag describing their Jurassic Coast provenance.Size: approx Ø 28 cm (11 inches)