Small white ceramic earring with blue crystals
These small leaf shaped earrings are white with crystals that explode in the kiln to give various blues. hey are hung on handmade copper findings.
Each one of my earrings is hand crafted and individual. I start by rolling and cutting out the earthenware clay, enjoying the freedom of creating different shapes. Once I have smoothed the edges the clay is left to dry (thankfully this is a bit quicker than with big pots!) and then fired. Then comes the fun of choosing the colours – bold mixtures!
Once the earrings are fired I hand make each earring finding, loops and hooks to best suit the shape. I use bare copper which naturally oxidises over time, giving it a lovely rustic look which really makes the ceramics pop.
They are 7cm long, including the 4cm copper hook.