Mixed Pottery Earrings
Hand-soldered earrings made from recycled pottery fragments found on the banks of the River Thames.
A little piece of London’s history dangling from your ears!
The left piece is made from a piece of mocha pottery which was produced in England in the 18th century. The pattern was created by the dripping of acidic solutions such as boiled tobacco into the alkaline slip of the pottery before firing. It got its name ‘Mochaware’ because it resembles the patterns on moss agate stone which was imported to England via the Port of Mocha in Arabia (al Mukha in Yemen) in the 18th century. This is where large supplies of imported coffee also came from!
The right piece is Salt-Glazed Stoneware which was commonly used to make everyday kitchen items such as jugs in the 16th and 17th centuries.
If you want to hear more about the history of the pottery fragments, there is an IGTV video on my Instagram in which I go into lots more detail!
The solder is unpolished for a more natural finish in keeping with the pottery.
– The studs are 2.5mm 925 silver with scroll backs.
– Due to the nature of the materials, I don’t recommend submerging these in water or leaving them in a humid environment such as a bathroom etc.