Jon Sutcliffe is a folk artist creating ceramic necklaces and earrings.

The clay he uses is dug within a 30 mile radius of his studio. It is processed and shaped into graduated, hollow beads. Each bead is individually glazed, and each glaze is invented by the artist. The beads are fired in a wood, gas or electric kiln depending on the nature of the glaze and the desired color.

The hollow beads result in a surprisingly lightweight necklace.

Every necklace has one bead that is signed and dated by the artist.