Since returning from the desert Ihave immersed myself in all things sea glass in preparation for the Seventh Annual Cayucos Sea Glass Festival,March 11-12 2017.
It will be great to once again venture out of the Pacific NW rainy season, (although this is perfect weather for staying in the studio and losing all sense of time at the workbench!)
Sharing here some recent work that will debut at the festival soon.
The beaches of Japan have the most interesting array of old pottery pieces, sea glass and ohajiki (flattened glass disks used in a children’s game similar to tiddlywinks) I wrote about my Japanese sea glass hunting adventure in an earlier post here: In search of: Japanese Sea glass
Barbie Ball Stovall with a bonanza ohajiki finding day during a super low tide on her local beach in Japan.
Sea Pottery and sea glass earrings with silver tassles, from Tokyo to Tokeland!
Heart of Glass pendant necklace, Japanese sea glass heart, naturally formed by the sea and shore, with inset diamond and silver chain and tassle.
The Queen of Sea Glass
I have been obsessed with crowns and tiaras this winter, part of it has to do with research I am doing for a novel. This inspired the making of two sea glass crowns. They are modeled after British Arts and Crafts style designs from about 1908. They are made of silver with sea glass jewerls from England, Japan and California and moonstones from our local beach here in Westport Washington.
Sea glass crown as modeled by Timber Uitto
photo by Eric Fitzpatrick
It was a magic moment, one that surpassed the original goal of getting good photographs of the crowns. These girls rule!
I hope to see those of you who can make it Cayucos for the festival. Its a great little beach town, just North of Moro Bay. And remember, Spring is coming!