This one of a kind brooch is a collaboration between myself and my husband, ceramic artist Matt Repsher of Repsher Ceramics. The two pieces are mid-range stoneware with a purple engobe or slip. It is set in Sterling Silver and has a steel pin back.
I am very fond of the simplicity of Matt's pieces set with prongs. I like how you can see the natural color of the clay. The red clay he uses is similar in color to the clay that is found where I grew up on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay. I have fond memories of playing at "Clay Mountain" on the cliffs of Ecor Rouge.