I get lots of requests from people to want to make jewellery, cake stands, candles or lights from their own personal china. Sometimes people get in touch because they have a couple of teacups, saucers or plates left over from a set and they want to do something different and innovative with them, but often it’s because they want to pass on their cherished china to a loved one in a new and creative way. These new pieces make unique and precious keepsakes and the privilege of creating them for my customers is a very special one.
Every piece tells a story, and hearing the background to a particular commission is one of my favourite things. One lovely man brought me a teacup from his parents' wedding china to make pieces of jewellery for his three sisters. Another thoughtful lady wanted to give a sentimental (but easily packed!) gift to her daughter before she emigrated to Australia, so she gave me one of her mother's china side plates to make a necklace and matching earrings. Creating new heirlooms from old ones brings me great joy and I just love seeing people's reactions when I give them back their 'new' piece of china!