We caught-up with Fiona Petheram of Drift Jewellery, who will be exhibiting her sea glass jewellery at the Selvedge Fair in Charleston this weekend...

What made you start working with jewellery?

A move to the Costa de la Luz in Spain, and living by the sea for three years.

What is it about your craft that captured your attention?

The random organic shapes of sea glass, and their glorious colours.

What inspires you?

A cliché but, nature!


Who inspires you?

Lots of people! Romilly Saumarez Smith, for one.

What is your favourite part of the process?

The 'finding' – it's addictive! You never know from one minute to the next what you'll find. Also the making – creating something attractive and wearable out of something discarded, possibly hundreds of years ago, is an amazing feeling.

What’s the hardest part?

The business side!

Where do you live and why?

Suffolk, because it's by the sea. 

What’s your ideal Sunday?

A long beach walk followed by a large lunch with family and friends.

If you could fly anywhere in the world tomorrow where would you go?

Japan. I love their aesthetic and the mix of tradition and modernity there. 

What’s your favourite colour?

It changes, but at the moment it's pink.

What are you reading right now?

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier (on audible books though, as I spend too much time in a car!)

To find out more about the Selvedge Fair in Charleston this October 14th, and to avail of our two for one offer on all tickets, click here.

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