My Surfer and Wild Swimmers illustration printed onto fabric, I’ve made this lampshade by hand. All my shades are made to order, with fabric that has been printed to order, so please expect a 3 week delivery time.
Please specify whether you would like the shade to be fitted for Lamp or for Pendant (hanging from the ceiling).
Details: Available in three standard diameter sizes (please get in touch if you would like a different size)
20cm diameter (8in) x 18cm height (7.08in)
30 cm diameter (11.811in) x 21cm height (8.26in)
40cm diameter (15.748in) x 25cm height (9.84in)
The interior lining is white finish.
If you would like a different colour way to match your home decor, please get in touch.
My illustrations are inspired by my family’s bellyboarding heritage. My grandparents both grew up in Perranporth in Cornwall, and my grandmother’s family started surfing and making wooden boards after the First World War. I remember my great Uncle Arthur taking his wooden belly board down to the beach at Perranporth when he was well into his 70s!
The World Bellyboard Championships are organised by the National Trust and take place in Cornwall each year in September. No wetsuits are allowed and prizes are won for the best outfits, which involve a lot of flowery hats, fifties swimsuits and all in one knitted stripey costumes for the men which sag upon contact with water.
I went to boarding school in Cornwall, and during half term holidays my Granny Tamblyn would occupy my brothers and me by showing us her family albums of photos taken on the beach, pointing out the faces and names of gangs of cousins, great uncles, aunties once removed (whatever that means) near the beach huts that no longer exist, from summers long, long ago. I’ve got a lovely photo of my grandparents dressed up in their woollen swimsuits.
Alison Bick copyright 2011-2023