An Unearthly Garden (Kelp, Heather, Hay) is composed of botanical materials from the sea and land transformed into glass. Kelp ash was made by harvesting and burning kelp on a fire fuelled by heather and hay. Tetrapodomorph fossils are another essential component in the glass. Tetrapodomorphs, being half water, half land dweller, were transitional creatures and could be said to be the evolutionary equivalent of the shapeshifting Selkie.

The work was supported by Bullseye Projects with a two week residency in The Byre and the studio at Northlands Creative, Caithness, sponsored by Bullseye Glass. Fossils were donated by Dr Stig Walsh, Senior Curator of Vertabrate Palaeobiology at National Museum Scotland.

An Unearthly Garden (Kelp, Heather, Hay) is composed of botanical materials from the sea and land transformed into glass. Kelp ash was made by harvesting and burning kelp on a fire fuelled by heather and hay. Tetrapodomorph fossils are another essential component in the glass. Tetrapodomorphs, being half water, half land dweller, were transitional creatures and could be said to be the evolutionary equivalent of the shapeshifting Selkie.

The work was supported by Bullseye Projects with a two week residency in The Byre and the studio at Northlands Creative, Caithness, sponsored by Bullseye Glass. Fossils were donated by Dr Stig Walsh, Senior Curator of Vertabrate Palaeobiology at National Museum Scotland.