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.
Occasionally a rare, bright blue coloured lobster will be landed, and this is known as a ‘coronation’ lobster.
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.
Coronation Lobster is permanently sited in the village of Staithes, North Yorkshire.
Images © Richard Saltmarsh, Ceri Oakes