Pompey Pebbles Project Comes To An End

A sculptor who has spent 16 years baking clay pebbles to put on a Hampshire beach for a massive art project said he is having to give up halfway to his one million target because of a lack of funds.

Pete Codling has visited Southsea seafront in Portsmouth almost every weekend since 1994 to place the pebbles he has baked in a kiln at his home. But having created 500,000 of the pebbles, which have inscriptions made by members of the public, the 40-year-old is having to draw the One Million Pebbles project to a close because funding has run out from local authorities and the Arts Council.

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Matt Wilkinson

1pm - 4pm

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122

Matt Wilkinson

On TV: 24 Reasons We Heart Christmas!

12pm - 2pm

Watch heart TV

  • Pretenders 2000 Miles



  • Paul McCartney Wonderful Christmastime



  • Jona Lewie Stop The Cavalry



  • Bon Jovi Please Come Home For Christmas



More On Heart