Hello, I am

Cherrill
Cooke

Handcrafter based in Auckland

My work is inspired by the shapes of nature and creatures found on our beaches and seashores.  I create original air dry clay decor with shells I collect from around New Zealand.

LIKE MY WORK?

I am open to making one off custom designs

WHAT I DO

Original air dry clay wall hangings and decor items

I decide on a design and work with the air dry clay like you would with kiln dried clay but it is left to dry out over a period of days.  I use clay made by Jovi in Spain who have been manufacturing art supplies for over 75 years.  The clay comes in three colours – natural white, terracotta and stone grey.

Clay Design

Clay is rolled, cut and smoothed into a design.
Shells are then pressed into the clay.

Dry

The clay work is left to dry slowly for several days.

Finishing

Once the work is dried and sanded, paint and a water based varnish give a splash proof seal.

Request your own decor item

If you have some of your own special shells, have a custom piece designed for you

Follow me on Felt

Buy my work online at my Felt shop
Shellshore

Follow me on Instagram

See when and where I collect shells and my latest work on Instagram
@shell_and_shore

CONTACT ME

I would love to hear from you so why not drop an email.

Address

PO Box 121037
Henderson
Auckland 0650
New Zealand

Email

sands@promptus.co.nz

Phone

(+64) 021 433 587