OCEANIC MANTA PROJECT

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This little ink sketch of an Oceanic Manta is the starting point for a much bigger project, but I need your help! I’m going to create a ceramic mural inspired by this incredible ocean giant, with the aim of highlighting both the beauty and vulnerability of manta rays.

The mural will be made entirely by hand from small porcelain tiles. Each and every tile has been carefully planned, with 288 individually made pieces needed to create the finished artwork. And I would love for you to be part of the puzzle!

 
 
Work in progress: One of 288 individual tiles that will make up the finished piece. This tile is from the upper edge of one of the manta’s cephalic fins.

Work in progress: One of 288 individual tiles that will make up the finished piece. This tile is from the upper edge of one of the manta’s cephalic fins.

Tier 1 - £6

Sponsor a Tile

By sponsoring a tile, you’ll help this piece come to life! Support me as I cover the cost of materials and kiln firings and you’ll help to create a unique part of the finished Oceanic Manta artwork.

Most importantly of all, £3 from every tile sponsored will go directly to support projects run by the Manta Trust.

 
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Tier 2 - £19

Manta T-Shirt

At this tier, £3 will go directly to support projects run by the Manta Trust and you’ll get your very own Oceanic Manta T-Shirt to wear in support of the project.

Printed in the UK on 100% Organic Cotton by Sharks & Cetaceans.

 
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Tier 3 - £22

Manta Head/Neckband

Support the Oceanic Manta Project at Tier 3 and receive a multi-purpose head/neckband made for both diving adventures and ocean loving runners.

Wear as a headband to keep your hair clear of your face (or dive mask) and around your neck on the dive boat for wind & UV protection. Made in the UK from seamless microfibre featuring a repeat pattern of our Oceanic Manta print.

Most importantly of all, £3 from every Tier 3 supporter will go directly to projects run by the Manta Trust.

 
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Tier 4 - £36

Ceramic Manta

At Tier 4, you’ll sponsor a tile and receive your very own ceramic manta in the post.

Measuring approx. W0.5 x L17 x H16 cm, your ceramic manta will be handmade from porcelain and completely unique - just like the individual tiles making up the finished Oceanic Manta artwork.

Most importantly of all, £8 from every Tier 4 supporter will go directly to projects run by the Manta Trust.

 

Special thanks to marine biologist, wildlife filmmaker and ocean conservationist Inka Cresswell, whose stunning photography inspired this work.