Bladder Wrack

Bladder Wrack


Bladder Wrack

Seaweed Collection

Bring the sea home; a collection of botanical prints inspired by clear bright mornings seaweed foraging in the ice cold waters of the Atlantic. Hang as a set or make a single bold statement. Crisp, elegant shapes are softened by delicate colour variations. Each print block is cut by hand and hand printed onto a 50gr handmade Japanese washi paper from Awagami Factory in Tokushima, Japan, where they have been making washi papers for eight generations. Bladderwrack Print on Washi paper.

Materials: Water based inks on a 50gr Handmade Japanese washi paper with deckled edge.

Size: 52 x 43cm. Fits our Medium Hanging Frame.

Colour Tone Range: Deep raw umber with dark green undertones at roots with bright flashes of bright mustard ochre on the tips.

Detail: Our newest print in the seaweed series. Each print is made by hand in our studio on the west coast of Ireland. A handmade product, ink colour tone variations are unique to each print.

Hand signed and dated by the printmaker.

Designer: Superfolk, 2017.

As featured in ‘Wild Sea’ , Princeton Architectural Press, Spring 2018

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Bladderwrack (Fucus Vesiculosus)

Found on the mid-shore line. Common names include Swine-Tag, Sea Wrack, Múrach Dubh, Dyers’ Fucus, and Clogach.  Bladderwrack can be identified by a short thick stipe and a wavy edged, forking frond with a prominent mid-rib and pairs of air pockets or bubbles. Rich in iodine, it has been used medicinally to boost metabolism and stimulate the thyroid. Add bladderwrack to a steamer when cooking lobster or fish for added flavour. On a very exposed coast-line Bladderwrack can be sparse and have much fewer or no air pockets.