Genuine Dorset sea pottery, carefully hand wrapped with copper wire and finished with watch gears and a pale blue glass bead for a steampunk-inspired look.
I collected this sea pottery while beachcombing at Lyme Regis, UK, before wrapping it witha combination of bright and antique-coloured copper wire.
This is a sherd of Willow Pattern blue-and-white china which has been tumbled by the sea, giving it a matt finish and removing any sharp edges. Willow Pattern pottery was common during Victorian times so it is possible that this fragment dates to the 1800s, although it could be more modern.
As well as recent flotsam, the cliffs and landslides at Lyme Regis contain deposits from between the 19th century and the 1970s, which erode down onto the beach. This means that fragments found there could be anywhere from a few months to several hundred years old!