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Fish and Ships Coastal Art


19 Ulph Place

Burnham Market

PE31 8HQ

Tel:01328 738621




Prints, coastal maps, cards , cyanotype photography, pen, ink and gouache drawings, and lobsters, crabs, whales, prawns and fish made from driftwood and pieces of old marsh and beach-found boats. He is particularly interested in recycling found objects. As well as work available to purchase in the gallery, he is very happy working to commission.

Fish and Ships - Andrew Ruffhead

Andrew Ruffhead BA (Hons) Dip CSAD, MA FCSD


Andrew Ruffhead studied Painting and Printmaking at Brighton Polytechnic, and then Printed Textile Design at the Central School of Art and Design.


He has worked for many years as a textile designer producing fashion, furnishing fabrics and wallpapers for companies such as Osborne and Little, Designers Guild and Calvin Klein.


Andrew has taught at Chelsea School of Art, Worthing, Loughborough College of Art and Design, and was Head of the Printed Textile Department at the University of East London for fifteen years until 2005.


He has also worked for the National Institute for Design in Ahmedabad (India) NIFT ( National Institute of Fashion Technology) based in New Delhi, and The National Institute for Design ( NID) in Ahmedabad.


Andrew is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers, and a former chair of the Fashion Textile Discipline Group. He continues to exhibit his work in many galleries in the UK, and in 2006 he was made a National Lottery Artist, and was commissioned to produce a large lino-print, which is on display in the foyer of the Cromer Museum in Norfolk. He had one of his cyanotype prints-`Cactus Corner` on show at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition June-August 2011.


Andrew moved to Burnham Market, North Norfolk, in 2006, and opened his studio/gallery `Fish and Ships Coastal Art.




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Crab in Clapboard Box

made from recycled wood



made from old boat



North Norfolk




Mussels in a bowl






Whale Artwork




Original Coastal Map







Sardines box









Under the Sea Alphabet




Lobster in clapboard box




Vintage map of North Norfolk

framed with pieces of old boat







All images are the copyright of ©Andrew Ruffhead

To find out more about his work, please email

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Andrew Ruffhead at work in Fish and Ships Coastal Crab in clapboard box all made from recycled wood Fish made from old boat North Norfolk print £25 Mussels in a bowl A4 print £15 whale april 122x40£210 60cm x 21 cm £190 sardines box sept46x79£420 Under the Sea Alphabet Lobster in clapboard box 2013-04-11 19.38.54 Lobster pen and ink drawing Whale artworks made from pieces of old boat (1)

Whale Artwork

made from pieces of old boat

Lobster pen and ink drawing