surly

Handmade Ceramic Jewelry Art You Can Wear®

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Announcement    HANDMADE CERAMIC JEWELRY FOR MEN AND WOMEN • EACH PIECE is FORMED BY HAND and HAND PAINTED. Inspired by science and nature. Do not accept imitations! These are the original one of a kind Surly-Ramics.

Surly-Ramics is the perfect gift! Each piece of jewelry is carefully packed in a black gift box with silver string and nestled in colorful tissue paper. We never include an invoice in the package unless requested so our pieces are PERFECT to send as gifts :)

All jewelry designs and content on surly.etsy.com © Surly-Ramics 2007-2021 Art You Can Wear is a registered trademark of Surly-Ramics.

If you like the work I do please consider supporting me on Patreon for as little as $1 a month. You can find me on Patreon by copy/pasting this link: https://www.patreon.com/SurlyAmy

Check out the pottery shop I started with my mother: http://www.RetroRamics.etsy.com

Find us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Surly-Ramics/50203528940

And on twitter: @SurlyAmy

And Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/surlyamy/

Wholesale and custom inquiries welcome.

Express YOURSELF with SURLY-RAMICS!

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Last updated on Jan 21, 2022

HANDMADE CERAMIC JEWELRY FOR MEN AND WOMEN • EACH PIECE is FORMED BY HAND and HAND PAINTED. Inspired by science and nature. Do not accept imitations! These are the original one of a kind Surly-Ramics.

Surly-Ramics is the perfect gift! Each piece of jewelry is carefully packed in a black gift box with silver string and nestled in colorful tissue paper. We never include an invoice in the package unless requested so our pieces are PERFECT to send as gifts :)

All jewelry designs and content on surly.etsy.com © Surly-Ramics 2007-2021 Art You Can Wear is a registered trademark of Surly-Ramics.

If you like the work I do please consider supporting me on Patreon for as little as $1 a month. You can find me on Patreon by copy/pasting this link: https://www.patreon.com/SurlyAmy

Check out the pottery shop I started with my mother: http://www.RetroRamics.etsy.com

Find us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Surly-Ramics/50203528940

And on twitter: @SurlyAmy

And Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/surlyamy/

Wholesale and custom inquiries welcome.

Express YOURSELF with SURLY-RAMICS!

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Sales 21,085
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Surly-Ramics How it Began

I first began working in clay by helping my mother, Charlene. At the time, my mother had a small home business that made porcelain awards for horse shows. I was very influenced by her work even though I probably didn't know it early on. Her highly detailed work has without a doubt influenced my artwork today.

As a young woman I opened an art gallery in North Hollywood, California. During the time I had the gallery I began making and selling small ceramic necklaces. Unfortunately, I had no idea how to run an art gallery and after a short stint and an unfortunate series of events, I ended up literally bankrupt. I had no car and no place to live. I had failed.I got very depressed and I stopped making art.

A year or so passed by.

Then, I got a job as a waitress to try to start saving money to start my life over. I remembered how much I enjoyed making the ceramic jewelry in my mother's studio so I started making necklaces and wearing them into work. I had moved into a tiny one-room apartment and I didn't have any space to create. The necklaces were small and I could make them in my mother's backyard ceramic studio. It was perfect. It was during the same time period that I started learning about science and a few months later I found out about the skeptical community. During this educational period in my life I was able to find something that my artwork had been lacking, a purpose and a message.

At work, people fell in love with the jewelry. I had people buy them right off my neck! I literally couldn’t make them fast enough. Surly-Ramics was born! Within a few months I had started a new business, one that championed nature and critical thinking and I no longer needed to wait tables.

I got a second chance.

I now work as an artist fulltime. I design jewelry that advocates education and science and celebrates nature. I have a Patreon where I create art that is inspired by science and nature and I make pottery and paint there with videos. You can find me there at Patreon.com/surlyamy


Together, with compassion, we CAN make the world a better place.

You can see more of my ceramic jewelry designs at surlyramics.com
Email me at info [!at] surlyramics.com.
Follow @SurlyAmy on twitter


All photographs and designs ©Amy Davis Roth

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  • Amy Davis Roth

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator, Photographer, Shipper

    Surly Amy is a 4th generation visual artist and creator of Surly-Ramics.  Her designer jewelry line is inspired by and encourages science, compassion and nature.  

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Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Yes, you can get them wet. They are like small ceramic dinner plates they are study unless you drop them on tile or cement. Cords need to be replaced after about 6 months. I sell replacement cord in my shop. You can also put the pendants on chains,

Custom and personalized orders

I'm happy to do custom orders and often recreate people's logos on pendants for fundraisers and business gifts. I also do single custom orders for people on a regular basis. Custom orders take approximately 2 weeks to complete and may require a deign fee if I have to draw something or make a mold. Please contact me with questions.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All of my orders come in a gift box at no extra charge. No need to ask. I never include an invoice in the box unless you ask for one so they are perfect as is to send out as gifts. You pick it and I'll gift box it and ship it for you!

Wholesale availability

Wholesale is available. Please contact me for info!