Saturday, 21 February 2015

Hevva Cake - New Print


First up is this print that explores the tradition of the Cornish 'Hevva' Cake.The tradition of the Cornish 'Hevva' cake originates from the the pilchard fishing communities. When the fishermen were out at sea, a watchman, known as a 'Huer' would stand on the edge of the cliffs to look out for the pilchard shoals. When he spotted a shoal he would call out 'Hevva!Hevva!' to help the fishermen locate the fish. When the wives at home heard the Huer's cries they knew their husbands would be home shortly. The wives would then make a quick cake full of currants and scored with a criss-cross design to resemble a fishing net full of fish, which would feed the fishermen on their return.The print is superbly printed by The Print Block. (thank you my screen printing saviour!)Edition of 30, 3 colours, £100 each. 60x70cm paper, 55x65cm print. Email if you are interested in purchasing one at alice@alicepattullo.com

1 comment:

Abigail said...

I love this! Such wonderful details and a perfect way to remember a tradition.