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Second/life on the edge: Vase 65/16. Signed by Kerry Goodwin and it is the # 2 as a numbered edition.

Guillemots are perfectly adapted to live life on the edge. Even their beautiful speckled-blue or white eggs are unusually pear-shaped to reduce the risk of them rolling off the perilous cliff ledges where they are laid.

Moorcroft designer Kerry Goodwin allows us to have a bird’s-eye view of the Bempton Cliffs colony, tightly packed on steep ledges and chalk cliffs, where eggs can be found nestled into crevices on the bare rocks. The sheer heights of this great seabird city can be appreciated with each turn of the vase, as these dignified birds stand, fly, swoop, and squawk, bustling for space in their black dinner suits. You may notice that some have a white mark around their eyes. This is called bridling.

Silvery fish swim in shoals 400 feet below, utterly unaware that these curious birds will dive down from the surface of the water, and use their wings to swim after their prey in Life on the Edge.

  • Designer:  Kerry Goodwin
  • Dimensions: H 43 x W 20 x D 14.00 cm
  • no box but bubble wrap