Recently, I designed a necklace using a piece of sea pottery, instead of sea glass. I, personally, haven't ever found a piece of pottery myself, but I love the history of it.
According to Connor O'Brien, it can be categorized in one of 3 ways: earthenware, stoneware or porcelain. He says that jugs used for storing and selling liquids, such as molasses and honey, were the most common source.
He also writes that ceramics began in North America in the 17th and 18th centuries when immigrants came from Germany, England and France.
Richard LaMotte wrote in his book, Pure Sea Glass, that manufacturing ceramic pottery is one of the oldest known man-made arts, dating from 10,000 B.C. in Japan.
I was interested to learn that the piece of stoneware I used in this necklace, has a cobalt glaze applied with a sponge!
Will YOU be the person to buy this unique necklace? I hope so!!