Meraki Fire Ceramic Jewellery
Handmade Australian jewellery, crafted from the heart using Australian porcelain, ceramic and ethically sourced precious metals. Celebrating the tones and…
Wintry blues. I'm starting on a new batch of these Deep Blue statement hoops soon. I made a small 'experimental' batch in my last big round of making and they all sold out before I could get them anywhere near a camera! Crafted from an inky black clay and glazed in a deep glossy blue. Recycled sterling silver earring hoops, gently hammered on each side to catch the light.
These are the odd shapes I use to save my kiln shelves from glaze accidents. Super helpful when I have small or intricate pieces with lots of opportunity for glaze to run into gaps, or to catch drips that might run off a little rack of beads. This was taken just after they had a little 'kiln wash' which is kind of like their protective coat. Simple things, but so practical.
Oceanic Playground hoops. I've been exploring different textures for these, so I can bring out all the variations in the glaze. If I play it right I get dark matt tones merging into satiny green, finished with pops of shimmery blue. It's a delicate dance of shaping, texturing, layering and firing.
Swirling rockpools. These beauties are such a joy to make. Each round is hand formed from porcelain and impressed with shell fragments. They are bigger than the original Rockpool hooks, but lovely and light, and hung on a mid length, easy wear hoops. Lovingly formed from recycled silver, as always.
Sea and stones. Embracing a creative flow in a busy week of making. I love the movement in these pieces. I've tried so hard to capture the flow of water and air as they ripple and wave through the sea. What do you think? I usually love calm water on a summers day, but I've become infatuated by wilder, more rugged and rocky beaches as I've become older. They have the most incredible spirit.
#sgraffito (Italian: “scratched”) A popular technique in ceramics, in which you scratch away a top layer of colour. In this case I'm simply scratching away at the clay to make a recess for glaze to pool into. It's always a balance of scratching away enough, without breaking through the base of the clay 🙊 Ideally, the clay needs to be at the perfect dryness (not too wet, not bone dry, and can be described a bit like the texture of chocolate, peeling away in neat little ribbons. Meditative.
Simple things made beautiful. Hand shaped ceramic earrings, crafted from an inky black clay, then glazed in deep blues. Finished with large, hand formed, recycled silver hoops. Completely Australian made with Australian clay and ethically sourced recycled silver.
Inky clay play. Exploring shape and texture with this incredible black Australian clay. I got to bed much later than planned last night after falling down a creative rabbit hole ecploring new ceramic shapes, textures, and sgraffito. I finally looked up and realised it was midnight. Yet, I felt blissfully calm when I hit the pillow. Clay play is therapy.
'Snowdrift' white porcelain earrings, hand shaped and finished with recycled silver hoops. I've been concentrating on all the blues and greens and pinks, as they've been the favourites, but I absolutely love this pair. They remind me of the stunning white sand beaches of Jervis Bay, where I had the luck to visit regularly as a child. Australian porcelain and ethically sourced recycled silver. Completely handcrafted in Sydney, Australia, on Gayamagal land.
‘Sands’ Silver Pebble Hooks. One of a kind ceramic earrings, fresh out of the kiln. Finished with sterling silver discs, textured with parchment paper and gently domed. The backside of each ceramic piece exposes a pretty gently flecked clay, as sandy as their namesake. Australian ceramic and ethically sourced recycled silver.
Some new ceramic earrings and necklaces on their way to a special stockist. I love seeing all my favourite glazes together like this. A very happy makers heart today 💕 Australian made ceramic jewellery crafted with Australian ceramic and ethically sourced recycled silver. Connected to nature, crafted from the heart.
Clay play! I found a moment today to run with some ideas I had for new ceramic earrings, but hadn't had time to explore. I've been madly making for so many different events. It was SO GOOD to step outside the busyness and have a creative wander, with no planned outcome. What's your favourite?
A sweet new addition to the Oceanic range. This has always been one of my favourite glaze and clay combinations. I love how the colours are rustic yet beautifully rich at the same time. Depending on the light, these can take on deep blue or teal tones. Handcrafted from Australian clay, impressed with a vintage lace texture. Hung on easy wear, oval hoops. Hand shaped from ethically sourced recycled silver.
More beauties baking in Hottie today... Yep, my kiln has a name, thanks to my inventive children 🤣 It's a great one, no ambiguity here. I'm hoping Hottie holds up with all the firings I've been lumping on her since coming out of lockdown, and the kids heading back to school. Many ceramic earrings, necklaces and dishes on their way...
Beautifully light, hand shaped porcelain earrings. Glazed in deep ocean greens and blues. Inspired by rocky coastlines and fragments found by the shore. Earrings approx. 5.5cm from top to bottom and approx. 3.8cm wide (widest part of ceramic piece). Earring hooks are hand formed from recycled sterling silver with a built in latch to ensure they stay secure. Shipping AU & NZ.
Turquoise porcelain earrings, hung on sterling silver hoops. Hand shaped and textured porcelain glazed in deep glassy tones of turquoise. Hung on hand shaped easy wear hoops. Earrings measure approx. 4.6cm from top to bottom, and approximately 2cm wide (widest part of drop). Ethically sourced recycled sterling silver wire. Australian porcelain, fired twice for strength and glazed with lead free, non toxic glazes. Shipping to AU and NZ. Free shipping in AU for orders over $50.
For every mermaid or lover of the sea. These coastal inspired porcelain earrings are crafted from Australian porcelain and recycled sterling silver, cast into shimmering textures. Think rock pool’s, turquoise water, and glistening light playing in the sun. Silver teardrop hoops, lightly hammered to catch the light. Ethically sourced silver. Hand shaped and textured Australian porcelain.
Hand formed silver twist studs holding an Oceanic porcelain teardrop. The silver used in each stud has been repurposed from studio offcuts, carefully shaped and polished to a high shine. Each porcelain drop is glazed in deep varied greens and blues. Super light and comfortable to wear. Ethically crafted with soul from Australian clays and recycled sterling silver.