Saturday, June 26, 2021

Pottery & Plate Shards

 July 24th 2021 from Noon - 4PM,
Blue Santa Beads & Boutique, Media, PA
will host "The Allure of Porcelain Blue'
a WORSHOP by Barbara Hanselman
on upcycling Vintage plate shards
into Art-to-Wear...

The pot shards in these first four pictures
are from ceramic plates, pots & trays which met
untimely mishaps in their functional existence...

Their breakage in no way detracts from their
appeal to be worn; the creators' energy shines
through their tragedies...

Their continuance is credited to the craft artists
who saw their potential to become even more
than they once were...

Vintage Blue & White Shards from English 
Johnson Brothers, Coaching Scene Plates,
will be featured at the Blue Santa event

As well as assorted Ceramic Clay Shards from
area Clay Artists. All of these shards spoke to
Emily Cohen and Barbara Hanselman, insisting
on the validity of their continued existence...

We're sure they will speak to you as well!
Barbara is also offering Workshop participants
the chance to transform their own broken & chipped
heirloom dishes into finished shards they can use
to create that special piece to wear...

Simply bring your sized plate shards to the shop
before the 4th of July with an indication on them
as to where you want holes drilled in them.

These raw plate shards ARE QUITE SHARP
so handle them carefully. The easiest way to
break them into small enough raw shards to use
as jewelry components is to place them in a
folded towel and whack them with a hammer.

Notice that shards don't have to match, only
complement each other to be used as earrings.

This pair was made from pot shards which had
patterns on each side, making them reversible!

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