Fishaye Trading Company is here to help you find items to decorate your coastal home. These aren’t just any items though, they are unique Gyotaku Fish Art pieces. Artist and owner, John Doherty, has his own method of Gyotaku. “First, I mix up paint or ink and then apply it directly on the fish. Next, I simply cover the fish with fine paper or fabric and gently rub.” The Gyotaku technique that is used allows accurate images of fish to be turned into art.
Fishaye produces a lot of different products using this technique. A broad range of prints and inks can be used on anything from fragile rice paper to a firm canvas.
Some of the products that Fishaye offers include:
- Nautical Wall Art: All Gyotaku fish prints (collages, metal, and nautical prints) are IGEN prints on premium matte paper and some include a 1/8” thick clear acrylic and foamcore backing.
- Trays: There are two different types: driftwood and melamine. Driftwood trays are made from genuine pieces of driftwood with two galvanized dock cleats as handles. Melamine trays are thick, dishwasher safe and excellent quality.
- Tabletop Accessories: These whimsical tabletop accessories (bowls, placemats, boarder placemats, plates, and Sillipint cups) are all made with original Gyotaku artwork and will stand out in your house. These accessories allow a no-fuss clean up, so don’t worry about putting them away when guests come over.
- Nautical Art Accessories: Just like all of the other products, these small home accessories (single light switch plates and notecards) also use the Gyotaku technique. Single light switch plates are made of metal with the lobster image baked in the and then sealed. They are sturdy, chip resistant, and perfect for any beach house. The unique notecards come in a variety pack with ten different images and include envelopes. These would be great to send to friends and family!
All of these products are made in the United States of America, off of the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Products that use wood are made with reclaimed cedar wood, so no trees are harmed in the creating of our work.
To check out all of Fishaye Trading Company’s work or to find a current location that sells our products, visit out website: https://www.fishayetrading.com/.