Green Sea Glass & Beach Pottery - Clay Love Heart - Seaside Hanger (1261)
Brand new! These little seaside heart hangers are made from the stunning antique sea pottery and sea glass that washes up on the beautiful beaches in the East Neuk of Fife in Scotland. Much of it dates back to the Victorian era, when ceramic factories threw their 'seconds' into the sea and locals used to cast their broken pottery and glass into the waves for good luck!
This heart features fragments of green, grey & white china alongside seaglass in the pale green colour known as 'sea foam'. The pieces have been formed into a heart mosaic and set into a little clay heart. Twine and wooden beads have been added so it's ready to hang on walls, cupboard handles, door knobs or anywhere you fancy! The hearts measure 9.5cm wide. (Item:1261)
Bring a little bit of the beach into your home!
These fragments of patterned pottery and china gather between the rocks and pebbles at low tide. Many of these pieces originate from the 1800’s and 1900’s, sometimes dating back to the Victorian and Regency eras when the nearby town of Kirkcaldy was at the heart of the Scottish pottery industry. Sea glass is evocatively known as 'mermaid's tears' . When sailors were lost at sea, the mermaids would cry and their tears would wash up on the shore. Despite being tumbled and smoothed by the Scottish waves for so long, the patterns and colours remain wonderfully vibrant and the transformative power of the sea ensures each fragment is entirely unique.