Genuine Dorset sea pottery, carefully hand wrapped with copper wire and finished with a watch gear and red glass beads for a steampunk-inspired look.
I collected this sea pottery while beachcombing at Lyme Regis, UK, before wrapping it with a 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, removing any sharp edges. This is an unusual piece of sea pottery as it retains some of its shiny glaze and has been burnt at some point, causing a pattern of crazing and a dark gradient from the top of the piece.
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!