Newsletter Dec 2012 – Sea Portraits, Diving & Dodo’s

| December 3, 2012 | 0 Comments




Debby Mason Sea Portraits

The Sea Portraits Exhibition

Out of the blue I received a letter from Plymouth University and The Blue Project about the launch of the inaugural Marine City Festival – A celebration of Plymouth's intimate connection with the sea, through history, culture, business, education and science. I had been shortlisted for 'Sea Portraits' a series of interviews with people from Plymouth who have strong connections to the marine environment, and their own story to tell. Read More Here

Debby & Rachael - Monty Hall Shop

A 'Great Escape' in Dartmouth…

While at the Dartmouth Regatta in August – this year thankfully dry!  I met Monty Halls and his team. Monty recently presented 'The Fisherman's Apprentice' on BBC television and has written some adventurous books about his travels and diving expeditions.

You can see a selection of my work at his newly opened shop 'Great Escapes' by the old market in Dartmouth, 'An ideal base camp from which all manner of adventures are born.' I am very much looking forward to collaborating with Great Escapes!

Pictured here in Monty's new shop with marine biologist and expert guide Rachel Cole. See the 'Great Escapes' website here

Mount Edgcumbe Christmas Fayre

Christmas Fayre!

I will be at the Mount Edgcumbe Christmas Fayre on the 8th and 9th of December 2012. Do come and see me if you are about, they have loads of festive events, stalls & cookery demonstrations.

More Christmas Fayre details and a short video here

Debby-Mason-Tea-Towel-designs

See my designs…

A selection of the designs from my original artwork are available in various different forms, from 100% cotton Aprons & Tea Towels to Fine Bone China Mugs. Some items are currently sold out but you can see all my designs here

Debby_Diving

Last Dive of the Year!

In September we did our last dive of the year in Plymouth Sound, the weather hasn't been too good since. Will certainly get my neck seal sorted out for next season!
The picture in the top header was taken after a rare but succesful potting trip. I'd like to thank all my customers and friends for their support and encouragement.
With all good wishes for Christmas and the New Year. 
Debby x
PS. I have just had the latest tea towel design delivered…a Penguin! You can see it here
Please make sure that you use my newer email address debby@debbymason.com

Debby on Crutches

On Crutches!

Unfortunately I had to have an operation on my left foot and have been on crutches for six weeks and off work for eight! It's been difficult to get to my workshop so output of my work this year has suffered some what. If you are thinking of placing any orders for Christmas please do let me know as soon as possible.

EDGE - ZSL

The Edge of Existence!

I am continuing to support Project Seahorse. With some of my new work the Aardvark, Dodo, Armadillo and Platypus I am very happy to be able to donate to EDGE. The Zoological Society of London's 'Edge of Existence Programme' focusing on the conservation of Evolutionary Distinct and Globally Endangered Species. See some of my new work and the EDGE article here

Dodo Etching by Debby Mason

New Dodo Print

I've just finished a small hand coloured etching of
a dodo.

A few facts…
The Dodo bird (Raphus Cucullatus) was driven to extinction by humans in 1681, 175 years after their discovery, the last dodo was dead.

 

Dodos were only found on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.

 

Dodo birds are related to pigeons

 

It is believed that the loss of the dodo directly caused the near extinction of the tambalacocque, or dodo tree. The dodo tree's seeds would only germinate after passing through the digestive system of the dodo. To help with this trees survival, botanists now pass the seeds through the digestive track of turkeys.

View the DODO Print

Where to find my work

A few places where you can see my work…

On my website!

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen at Bovey Tracey

The Metropole Hotel in Padstow

The Alverton Gallery in Penzance

Forge 2 in Culworth, Oxfordshire

Monty Halls in Dartmouth

Sound Bites in Plymouth
for my mugs & tea-towels

New Greetings Cards

45Southside will be stocking some of my work and  publishing a selection of my images as greetings cards in the Spring '13.
www.45southside.co.uk

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