Scabetti was established by Dominic and Frances Bromley with a simple remit; to produce beautifully considered, sometimes quirky, but always desirable objects, made with pride and quality as locally as possible. The epitome of this ethos is the sculptural light collection, Shoal. Scabetti first revealed Shoal to the public in 2007 where an art installation of over 1,500 fine bone china fish ‘swam’ around a central light feature. The ceramic fish, each cast from fine bone china in the English Potteries, all originate from a design by Scabetti, sculpted in clay by John Bromley, Dominic’s father and world renowned sculptor. The natural translucency of the fine bone china accentuates the detail in the fish and brings an added dimension to the artwork.
Scabetti are perhaps best known for their work with ceramics, in particular, fine bone china, but they also work with a variety of other materials such as kiln-slumped glass and photo-etched stainless steel to achieve work on a range of scales, from the domestic to the spectacular.