Last Friday at Hildesley Court, the Lowestoft Folk worked with artist Kate Munro, to create their very own message – and ship – in a bottle.
Working in pairs, everyone then decided on the type of boat they wanted to draw. Using photographs of some of the model boats at the Maritime Museum, plus other images, they created a veritable flotilla of different sailing and steam-driven boats.
And then came the work of creating the seascape, which involved much kneading and rolling of plasticine, to make it soft and pliable enough to get into the bottles, after which, the ships were inserted.
Which seemed to answer the age-old question about how to get a tall-masted ship into a bottle; for the Lowestoft Folk, it was definitely a case of using two pairs of hands.