i’ve always wondered what it would be like to dig up old pottery in the backyard, and yesterday i found out: i was planting new perennials, and found the shard above while digging. i dug a little more to see if there where more pieces, but i didn’t find any.

this one is about an inch long by half inch wide, and needs a good cleaning. and then, i’m going to make a brooch.

happy monday!

14 responses to “shard”

  1. Ayama says:

    Wow! Archeaology in the backyard! How exciting.

  2. jess says:

    That will be a beautiful brooch.
    I only dig up old pieces of Styrofoam at my house. The previous owner of our house had a weird obsession with Styrofoam.

  3. Rebecca says:

    The abstract patina will be really pretty on a brooch. When I was little, I’d help my granny in the garden and I’d get so excited when I found things in the ground. Then she started planting coins for me to find which kind of took the fun out of finding some genuine treasure!

  4. cindy says:

    that’s a wonderful piece and i love the crazing. i only find bits of glass in our garden. i guess you can call it dirt glass vs. sea glass ;) ?

  5. Patricia says:

    Lovely shard- what do you think it’s from?

    I’d like to find a hidden treasure box in my backyard, but I haven’t started digging for it yet.

  6. jenn says:

    Sweet! All I seem to find are shards of broken glass. Ick.

  7. heather says:

    oooo – i love it!

  8. Anna says:

    Nice crazing marks. It’ll make a great brooch. Did I ever tell you I went to archeology field school after college? 6 weeks of precise digging in cornfield under a burning hot sun. Regardless, it made me want to go back to school for a 2nd degree. (but I was out of money)

  9. Fiona says:

    I’ll wait to see how you make your brooch then I’ll know what to do with my blue pieces which are still sitting outside waiting for me to do something with them.

  10. Meghan says:

    What a find!
    For some reason this reminded me of a time capsule. I remember making one with my brother but I’m not sure if we ever buried it. I should call my mom, perhaps she remembers….

  11. rachel awes says:

    ooooh, a treasure! can’t wait to see your brooch!!

  12. Florcita says:

    What a cool idea!
    We found a whole lot of old glass in the garden. you know the thick, irregular… hand made (blown?) glass. It was very cool.
    Problem in NL is that if you start digging and find very old stuff in certain amounts, you get a platoon of archeologists moving into your garden until they’ve dug everything up. Which would be very cool…or very crowded… LOL

  13. shona~LALA dex press says:

    After one of my many attempts at pottery I was left with a bunch of bowls I did not want + decided to bury them in the backyard with the idea that one day someone would dig them up + wonder how they got there.

  14. Jesse says:

    That’s going to be a lovely brooch!

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