Seaglass Mots Uses the Power of Art to Celebrate Her Love for the Ocean

Beachcombing is one of the most amazing hobbies to explore when you live by the coast, and Catherine of Seaglass Mots couldn’t resist its draw. She enjoys exploring the coastline of Cornish and Dorset and looking for tiny ocean treasures she can transform into art.

Catherine is a primary school teacher, who’s using the power of art to explore her love for the ocean. She studied ocean science and marine conservation at Plymouth University, and her time there helped her develop a new appreciation for the ocean and play her tiny, but crucial role in raising awareness about the importance of protecting it.

The summers she worked as a wildlife guide onboard a boat with Padstow Sealife Safaris also helped her see the ocean in a whole new light. She decided to channel her love through art, made from tiny ocean treasures she found while wandering along the Cornish and Dorset coastlines, ranging from sea glass and sea urchins to shells and driftwood.

When she started Seaglass Mots—which stands for “Mermaid of the Sea”, one of the nicknames her mother gave her – Catherine decided to use her platform to some good use and donate 10% from every piece sold to British Divers Marine Life Rescue, a charity that helps rescue and rehabilitate marine life in the UK.