Inspired by the Potteries and Industry:
The first Unearthed Collection focused on pottery shards. Pottery shards can be found everywhere in the UK and particularly in Staffordshire and the Potteries.... walking along the canal, down the street, in your garden.... Wedgwood, Spode and Burleigh pottery shards and more can be found everywhere. Finding these fragments of broken pottery evokes a strong sense of curiosity about the history of the UK Pottery industry, raising many questions....how did it get here, who made the pottery, where was it made, what were their lives like, who were the intended users of the completed piece? The fragments also demonstrate the significance of the ceramic industry of the UK, its tragic decline and the glimmer of its resurrection in recent years.
Jewellery With A Story:
Think of your favourite pieces of jewellery. What makes them special? Does it remind you of a special memory? A place? A person? It often holds its own story - where it came from, how it was made or who it was from.
Using these unearthed shards, I create for you, one-of-a-kind, earth-friendly, jewellery with its own story. When you purchase a piece of Unearthed Jewellery, it comes with a copy of the provenance I have been able to uncover from the description.....who made it, where it was made, the pattern name, where it was found, how it likely got there, and how it has been made into a one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery for you to wear. In some cases, we may know a lot about a piece, in others, we know very little.