The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

Finding a miniature glass animal on the beach is a dream come true for many beachcombers. But where do these tiny glass creatures originate?

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Mudlarking:  Seal the Deal

Mudlarking: Seal the Deal

Lost centuries ago in the River Thames, signet rings and seal matrices are wonderful personal items which reveal rare insights into the lives of ea...

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All About Ceramics

All About Ceramics

Ceramics have been around as far back as 24,000 BC, when humans discovered that clay dug from the earth could be used to create animal and human fi...

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Spode China & the Titanic

Spode China & the Titanic

Exactly what type of Spode tableware was on board the doomed ship was unknown until salvage expeditions of the Titanic were undertaken after 1987. 

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Love Floats

Love Floats

Finding messages in bottles open windows into the lives of people I never could have met any other way.

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Sherd or Shard?

Sherd or Shard?

In general, sherd only refers to pieces or fragments of pottery whereas shard may refer to broken bits of glass, metal, rock, and ceramics.

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