Pottery Jewellery – Bespoke Commissions:
Making your beach finds in to jewellery:
Following the launch last year of our Keepsake Jewellery service, we have been so thrilled to undertake some lovely bespoke commissions with clients’ beach finds.
I wanted to share a recent commission that we undertook in the studio with a beautiful beach find in the form of a lovely piece of pottery. It’s lovely to be given a challenge of an unusual material and turn it into a photogenic piece of pottery jewellery.
I love beach pottery, beautifully polished by the sea and so tactile to the touch. Also known as ‘sea pottery’, ‘sea china’ and ‘sea porcelain’. This naturally tumbled material is usually made from earthenware, stoneware or porcelain.
Much of the beach pottery that’s found in the United Kingdom and United States is said to have originated from discarded 18th and 19th century porcelain made in Europe and America.
I like to think of the journey it’s been on and whose table it might have graced as a full pot or plate once upon a time. I love the thought of it then telling a new story, after it’s been beachcombed by its finder-keeper.
So the recent piece of pottery jewellery we made was a lovely silver pendant with a rub over setting. The piece of pottery was found on a beach by our my client who thought it might have dated back to the Victorian era – what an honour!
She had it made as a sentimental gift for a friend, what a lovely gift to open on your birthday. A memory for the both of them, freeze framed and elevated, as a keepsake forever!
Your own piece of pottery jewellery:
If like me, you have stashed away some lovely, sentimental finds from that holiday by the sea, why not get in touch? We’d love to capture that special moment in a piece of pottery jewellery.
We’re always up for a challenge, so we’re happy to work from sketches or images of possible ideas you may have in mind. If you’re in need of some inspiration, why not check out our beach find commission page here.