Scabetti, a British design studio known initially for their range of interior ceramics, has built an international reputation – specialising in the creation of bespoke sculpture, lighting and installation works. Their portfolio includes commissions in corporate headquarters, hotels, restaurants and on-board ships around the globe.
A mainstay of the Scabetti studio is their sculptural light collection Shoal, now enjoying its 10th year of creation. Fine bone china fish, each carrying delicate sculpted detail, envelop a light source creating a captivating sculptural form. Each fish is lit not only by reflected light from its neighbours, but also from within, with the light passing through the delicate translucent china body. Every Shoal is skilfully prepared by hand in the Scabetti studio in North Staffordshire, England.
Each fish form is a fine bone china replica of the original design by Dominic Bromley sculpted in clay in 2007, by John Bromley, Dominic’s late father and world renowned master sculptor. All the fish are made in the Staffordshire Potteries using time honoured hand-casting methods. Slip, or liquid clay, is poured into plaster moulds that carry the detail of this original clay fish.