Handmade pot and brooch

Handmade Pot and Brooch

This little ceramic pot and brooch were a gift from an aunt, who made them herself. When the recipient trained as an artist, her aunt became interested in making art, too.

"She suddenly became a little bit interested and went off to a pottery class, and a little metalwork class, and she had this, and it sat on her dressing table for ages, that she’d made, and then I think she just said to me one day, ‘oh I think you’re having that one’. And it’s a bit of a wobbly thing, and it just sits in the cupboard."

They're kept in a cupboard / sideboard which has quite a lot of '50s tableware, such as Poole Pottery and Hornsey, bought in car boot sales.

"it’s never on display…part of me felt a bit guilty not putting it on display now and then."

Julia Keyte 2012