Bottled History : Ray Gascoigne’s Bottle Ships

Just Got Made • 26 Mar 2014

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Ray Gascoigne has spent a lifetime at sea as a shipwright and sea merchant. His memories and love for ships are made physical through miniatures he constructs with extreme care within old whisky bottles. Over the past 60 years he has built hundreds of replicas of ships from the past and present of maritime legend. Many were built at sea, in the lonely cabin hours of night, and Ray (now 85) continues his craft on land today.

Film and text by Commoner Films

Video commisioned by Gents magazine Smith Journal

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