Monday, 7 May 2012

Sea Pottery

I first really discovered sea pottery on a recent holiday on the Isle of Arran, off Scotland's west coast. One of the first pieces I found was this one, which is now for sale in the Crafty Green Poet Etsy shop, it would make a perfect pendant for a necklace, don't you think?



Since that holiday I've looked for sea pottery and sea glass whenever I've been on a beach. I've found some lovely pieces on the beaches at North Berwick and Musselburgh. Some can be re-purposed just as they are, like the two in the photo below - the smaller one is an ideal size to use as a an incense cone holder. (These two pieces are not for sale, I'm using them myself!)

 
Other pieces can be used in jewellery, mosaics or assemblages. I'll be adding quite a few pieces to my Etsy shop over the next few months!

It's amazing what you can find on the beach, if you keep your eyes open! 

Of course, there's a lot of less appealing things found on beaches, if you're in the UK you can volunteer with the Marine Conservation Society to help keep our beaches clean.


12 comments:

Lori Lipsky said...

Fascinating post. I know almost nothing about sea pottery or sea glass, so I appreciated your photos. Lovely. I plan to check out your Etsy site to see more.

Christina said...

I am off to check out the stores. Beautiful pieces.

Lucy said...

These are lovely. On this side of the Channel we never seem to get the sea glass, pottery and driftwood I remember from the Uk, I don't know why not, perhaps there's a tidal reason.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

I am always on the look out for what I might find while walking along the beach. Love the treasures you found.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Rabbits' Guy said...

We expect some Japanese tsunami flotsam any time now ...

Paula said...

I love found objects, especially gorgeous pieces like these.

Martin said...

We always keep our eyes peeled for such fragments. They often get overlooked in favour of shells. You have some fine examples here, Juliet.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I am shortly going to Northumberland for a week, so shall now keep my eyes open as we walk on the beaches. We intend to take cold weather gear so that we can walk whatever the weather is like.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Amazing you can find those beauties by beachcombing. Wow.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Amazing. Also one of my obsessions :) I got a great haul at the beach in Ullapool last summer.

Nancy said...

hi! i just started a facebook group for sea pottery - https://www.facebook.com/groups/297610943664817/
join us!!

Sea Glass Visions said...

I think that I actually prefer some sea pottery to sea glass. I think the pieces have much more character. I make sea pottery and sea glass jewelry and sell on etsy under the shop name Sea Glass Visions.

I also have a Facebook page and talk about sea pottery and sea pottery jewelry under the name Sea Glass Visions.

I hope you will visit my pages and I will gladly take a look at your etsy site.