Inspired by the egg cases that are commonly washed up on our shores, Erica created the ‘Mermaids Purse’. This piece features a beautiful Mermaid, hand-crafted in 22 carat gold with additional gold grains to shape the bodice and add texture to the fins. the Mermaid is then mounted on a purse of oxidised silver that has Cornish tin tendrils spiralling off of it. The purse itself has then been displayed on sculpted plaster.
To find out more about Erica’s Cornish Tin inspiration visit her ‘Diary from The Tinners Coast’ blog: http://ericasharpetinnerscoast.blogspot.co.uk