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Please email at vermeerfishing@tiscali.co.uk or telephone on 01326 290023 or 07496257211
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2019 is now well underway and I have been kept very busy with the restoration of the six Naval Figureheads. Main Mast Conservation and myself have completed four, with two of the more severely damaged ones well underway. It's been a privilege to watch Main Mast's restoration process.  To  paint them and be part of their return to glory is immensely satisfying. I feel  very proud to be playing a small part in their lives. When completed they will be exhibited in the new Plymouth Museums 'BOX', an incredible new exhibition centre, where they will be suspended from above! I'm sure it will give a great sense of their past majesty at sea exhibiting them in this dynamic way.

In January I have also been completing a labour of love. Last year, one hundred ceramic fish (taken from a sculpture by Cornish artist Peter Boex) were distibuted among artists and celebrities alike, to adorn as they wished, by The Fishermens Mission. The ensuing shoal of creativity is due to be auctioned in May (details to follow).  The theme for my fish is very close to home. I have always loved the graphics of the registration names and numbers of the Cornish Fleet; especially my husbands wooden fishing vessel, Britannia IV of Falmouth FH508. I have painted her name plates several times. Cadgwith has had many boats over the years. Some have stayed a little while and some generations, doing their job after many years and changes of hands. Their names and numbers are a part of cove life, as are the men who fish them. My design is  a delftware inspired commemorative piece. It depicts the numbers of the Cadgwith boats, past and present, to celebrate our ongoing fishing heritage and the bravery of those who are part of this tradition. Twenty five years ago this March 4th, two of our good friends, Tony and Peter, were lost on their Cadgwith Boat, The Karen Marie. Her numbers, FH199, are featured on the back of the ceramic. They are still, and always will be, very missed in our small community. All good luck to The Fishermens Mission 'Catch of the Day' Auction. Helping to raise funds to assist fishermen and their families in times of  great, and smaller, need.

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