The Votive Fishing Fleet

20 June 2019

St. Peter's is Folkestone's fisherman's church. It was built 150 years ago as their dedicated place of worship and The Votive Fishing Fleet was commissioned to celebrate and strengthen the relationship between the church and the fishing community. Inspired by Mexican Votive art, the new installation of 20 ceramic panels follows many months research to discover the history of Folkestone's fishing community and to translate this into a new artwork to hang in the fisherman's chapel within St. Peter's. Strange Cargo approached artist's who live and have a close relationship to Folkestone to invite them to each illustrate one of the stories, which were in turn transferred to porcelain tiles and glazed to form a series of ceramic votive panels, each telling a separate story a

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