OWWA has received two gifts for the annual Fish House raffle.

Fish and Ship

Formerly the subject of a "Where Am I?" mystery (correctly identified by Morty Gaskill), this fish is a blown glass Spanish mackerel by glass artist Adam Kaser. 

Adam blows each piece freely, without the use of molds, using traditional glassblowing methods that are thousands of years old. He creates each piece at the end of a five-foot long metal blowpipe, constantly spinning and reheating the viscous mass as it has been done for millennia.

The ship in a bottle was handmade and donated by shipwright artist Jim Goodwin. It's a model of the pirate Brigantine Ranger off the coast of Ocracoke in 1718. Researching, carving, sanding and painting the one-of-a-kind ships, lighthouses, and planes that end up in retired bottles of all shapes and sizes is a time intensive labor of love for Jim. His ships-in-bottles are available at the Village Craftsmen on Ocracoke. 

Fish and Ship

Both the fish and ship are on display at the Fish House, where raffle tickets are available. All proceeds benefit the Ocracoke Working Watermen’s Association.  Drawing to held at the December Oyster Roast!