North Yorkshire

Boiled Lobster - Emma Stothard Sculpture

The 3 m long lobster was created for the Staithes Arts & Heritage Festival, September 2015. The sculpture took centre stage in the beautiful historic fishing village of Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast to highlight its past and present fishing industry.

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Occasionally a rare, bright blue coloured lobster will be landed, and this is known as a ‘coronation’ lobster. Once a live lobster has been boiled it turns coral in colour.

The sculpture begins with a welded steel armature then various gauges of mild steel wire are meticulously hand woven until completed. The sculpture is then galvanized and powder coated.

Boiled Lobster is exhibited in Whitby, North Yorkshire.

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Images © Richard Saltmarsh, Ceri Oakes