Adlington shell cottage

This was an exciting project as I had never worked with glass and mirror before.  The little shell cottage had been periodically restored over many decades by the Legh family.  With the passing of time, some of the designs had been altered/lost and new varieties of seashells introduced.  Luckily, enough structure remained for me to discover and recreate the original design.  A large percentage of the original minerals had been saved and were reused.  Unfortunately, nearly all the small original shells were too fragile to be reused.  The majority of the shells needed were local so it just took a few trips to the seaside near Liverpool to collect what was required and afterwards a bit of time in a teashop to warm up. Every shell house should have a fireplace.


Blott Kerr-Wilson, 'Adlington Shell Cottage', interior view
Blott Kerr-Wilson, 'Adlington Shell Cottage', alternate interior view
Blott Kerr-Wilson, 'Adlington Shell Cottage', interior view with door
Blott Kerr-Wilson, 'Adlington Shell Cottage', interior view with window
Blott Kerr-Wilson, 'Adlington Shell Cottage', interior view in construction
Blott Kerr-Wilson, 'Adlington Shell Cottage', shelled detail view
Blott Kerr-Wilson, 'Adlington Shell Cottage', design drawing