Coarse and Saltwater Fish – Ceramic Sculptures


More recently, Neil Dalrymple has been including coarse fish amongst his ceramic sculptures. He has become increasingly fascinated by their various colours and the habitats in which they live.

As well as his more usual larger sculptures of fish, Neil has recently been producing a wide range of smaller coarse fish (10cms – 20cms) such as Tench, Carp, Roach, Rudd, Perch, Barbel, Chubb, Bream and Pike.


Crucian Carp

33cmL x 24cmH

Private commission

A Tench circling weeds

20cmW x 30cmH

Mirror Carp


The mirror carp is distinguished its sparse distribution of large scales

A Pike lurking by weeds and a sunken fencepost

40cmL x 40cmH

The pike is a top level predator of freshwater fish. Neil catches and returns them whilst salmon fishing in the River Dee.

Bonefish … a saltwater tropical predator fish

51cmL x 20cmH

A private commission for a customer who caught, photographed and returned it during a fishing trip in the Caribbean.

Life under Water Lillies

35cmL x 25cmH Stoneware ceramic sculpture

Tench, Rudd, Roach, Common Carp, Crucian Carp and Sticklebacks

Efts & Tadpoles

Ceramic Stoneware Sculpture

10cm x 10cm


Landscape wall plaque

40cmH x 35cmW

Flounder- Ceramic Stoneware Seafood Plate



Ceramic Stoneware Sculpture


Izaak Walton (1593 1683)

BOOK. The compleat Angler (1653)

Ceramic Stoneware Sculpture  64cm H

Private commission for the Izaak Walton Cottage Charity, for permanent display at the Izaak Walton Cottage Museum, Shallowford near Stafford, Staffordshire, UK

Izaak Walton (1593-1683)

Left side

Izaak Walton (1593-1683)

Right side

Izaak Walton Ceramic Stoneware Sculpture. (detail)

Fish – Grayling – Chub – Rudd – Barbel and Dace