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.