I identify Staffordshire ware with the solitary red spotted mantle dog, which was a constant of our childhood home – it’s opposite long since lost or broken.
Making a pair of these represents the comfort to be found in domestic objects, family and canine companionship.
This is a brass and resin brooch with a tiny piece of antique coral given to me by a friend. It’s pinned to a velvet pad so it can be hung on the wall like a miniature. During lockdown my work has been increasingly focussed on making wearable pieces and I have an ongoing fascination with sentimental jewellery.
Mantle Dogs brass and resin brooch
Size: 9cm h x 8cm w
Price: £230 contact (please include the title of the work)