The Shoal imports beautiful handmade marine art from Sicily, unique ceramic fish and other creatures and paintings, selling direct to the public and into wholesale, leisure, hospitality and marine sectors.
The business was founded in November 2020. Based near the sea in Lyme Regis, Dorset, England, The Shoal has developed a professional, trusting and friendly relationship with Fish House Art gallery and studio. Fish House Art support a diverse range of artists who exhibit at their premises.
At The Shoal, founders and proprietors Pete and Diane have partnered with them exclusively to launch their range of ceramic Mediterranean and Tropical fish and other marine art to markets in the UK.
Inspired by trying, and failing, to find in the UK a replacement for a smashed Sicilian pottery bowl, Pete contacted his son, Fraser, who works on a boat and happened to be in Siracusa, Sicily. Instead of finding an authentic replacement bowl Fraser found Fish House Art and after many conversations the plan was hatched for The Shoal to represent them in the UK.
Selling online, direct in person and through trusted traders and partners, The Shoal is a start-up that aims to be different. Our growing base of retailers are key to scaling up, but not too far as our pieces are unique and therefore limited in supply.
Starting and surviving in the worst economic environment in decades makes us determined to continue to grow beyond our first year and enter new markets with new unique pieces.
Ceramic, 15cm and 17cm. Each fish is unique, hand-painted and hand-finished in Sicily, Italy, and has either a hook, loop, hole or loop-through holes in the mould to allow invisible mounting or hangi ...
The barracuda is the hunter of the seas, each fish is 47cm long unique, hand-painted and hand-finished in Sicily, Italy, and has loop-through holes in the mould to allow invisible mounting or hanging ...
Ceramic realistic mackerel, 26cm. Each fish is unique, hand-painted and hand-finished in Sicily, Italy, and has either a hook and loop-through holes in the mould to allow invisible mounting or hanging ...
Beautiful ceramic octopuses, large and small versions, 36cm and 13cm. Made and painted by hand, each one is unique. Large octopus is a statement piece in any space and will certainly be a talking po ...
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