Featured Artists

Pip's Beach

Having grown up and lived most of my adult life on the Island I have always been inspired by the sea, sand and skies of the Isle of Wight, in particular the subtle qualities of seaglass and driftwood.

The lighting pieces are created from the natural forms of driftwood and stone, enhanced with hundreds of individual pieces of seaglass, following the contours of the piece, and backlit with low energy LED lights to create dramatically differing effects by day or low light levels.

I also craft handmade sterling silver jewellery, again inspired by the organic forms and shapes of the beach, incorporating pieces of naturally shaped seaglass into the designs. No two pieces are the same.

Even the wall hung pieces and mirrors include elements of frosted white, aqua and green seaglass handpicked from local shorelines, adding texture and light to the natural tones of the driftwood.  All the pieces are handmade by Pippa in her workshop, commissions welcome. Please use the contact us tab on this Gallery website.

Seaglass has an indefinable quality of light, texture and energy that is really uplifting, just like the waves and tides that have shaped it – and I just love being on the beach hunting for the perfect pieces.

Pippa also takes commissions for furniture.  She has built coffee tables from driftwood, but the biggest project so far has been a kingsize bed using planks washed ashore in Shanklin after a storm last year, along with driftwood branches and trunks to make the headboard and legs.

I studied art and textiles as a student , but as is often the way, ended up working in completely different sectors, mostly in the marketing and PR arena.  At the end of last year I decided it was time to really give my long-term artistic ambitions a proper chance.