Something Fishy from The Padstow Mussel Company

New from The Padstow Mussel Company are these stunningly beautiful Gyotaku prints from Susie Ray.

Crab Gyotaku Print

Gyotaku is a 18th/19th century technique used by Japanese Fishermen to visually record new species of fish they would catch.  The original method was to use edible ink and rice paper, but Susie, looking to create a more precise finish has used paints and cotton cloth.

Cornish Shells And Coral Gyotaku Print

The fish depicted are all locally caught Cornish fish from Padstow to Newlyn.

Cornish Squid Gyotaku Print

How lovely would they look in a beach house with soft white panelled walls, lots of neutral linens and oodles of wood and basketware?

Cornish Prawn Gyotaku Print


February 7, 2013



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    Deco Review

    February 8, 2013

    It would have looked better with a dash of colour

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      February 8, 2013

      Hmm, not sure I agree. I love that they are monochrome 🙂


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