Salt Fish Designs

Salt Fish Designs

For more than 400 years after the Europeans arrived in Newfoundland, salted cod – “salt fish” – was the bedrock of the island’s economy.

“Making fish” involved splitting, washing, and salting the cod, then spreading it in the sun to dry. Over time, technology changed the commercial process, but traditional salt fish is still made in many coastal communities today.

Alexis Templeton incorporates the contrasting hues and textures of salt fish, and its recognizable shape, into all her salt fish ceramic pieces.

Please Note: The Salt Fish Designs are most likely to be found at the exhibitions Feast of Pottery and March of Mugs. Due to increasing demand for the crystalline work, Salt Fish pieces are often out of stock in the studio.