Old Coins and tags

above : Captain Mitch
( Brooklyn Height dig on 2012 )
interviewed video clip February 2014

with Elayne Boosler

My name is Dolhathai Srijamcharoen (Pooh)

As an adventurous and creative person, I love to explore and create art and jewelry from excavated and Vintage objects.

I was born in Thailand but relocated to New York City in 2001 to work as an artist and jewelry Maker.

How I started making Jewelry from Pottery and Old Glass

In 2008 to 2013, I had the great opportunity to join a team of bottle collectors and historians go digging for old glass at various sites in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and DC.

After our first round of digs, I used the assortment of items we gathered to create a collection of past object art pieces and I have been doing so ever since.

Today, I have mastered the technique of cleaning and combining found objects, artifacts, glass, pottery shards, doll parts and vintage jewelry findings to create distinctive pieces, each with their own unique history.

Most of pottery shards from 1800's I use now are from fellow excavation team. I also use 1950's vintage dishwear, flatwear and other vintage objects which I collects from different antique markets.

I am very proud that I am able to bring these objects back to life and give people the opportunity to appreciate them again in different forms, all while contributing to environmental sustainability efforts.


( All videos footage on this website can not be usewith out permission )
All videos are filmed and edited by me

October 2015 :
Meet Tom Kenedy
for pottery and old glass

About Pottery : by Chris Rowell, Dolhathai (Pooh )
and Danny Mcgee

January 2014 : Down Town in Petersburg Virginia
with Andy Goldfrank, Chris Rowell and their crews

Interviewed with Thalo
February 2014

Who: Dolhathai S. (Pooh)

Business: Past Objects Art & Jewelry

“Wearable History”

In 2008, Dolhathai joined a team of historians and collectors that dig for old glass in New York and other cities in the east. She became inspired to make beautiful, carefully made jewelry from objects found on those digs. Each piece is unique and comes with a story from the original site where it was found.

thalo: What ignited the spark for turning these amazing finds into jewelry?

Dolhathai: All these artifacts were discarded and buried underground long ago. They are all small pieces of history and all display the beautiful craftsmanship from the old days. My interest is in preserving them as special objects from the past, objects that people can appreciate again indifferent forms. I enjoy this creative process.

thalo: What is your process in creating these pieces?

Dolhathai :I use shards and little fragments that look like they have the potential to be restored. I clean and grind these pieces into shape. I use durable materials, which I wrap around the pieces and decorate them with antique findings. The whole process takes some time. I then let the pieces sit overnight before I clean them again for the final time and then put the pieces on chains.

thalo: Is there a piece that you are most proud of? If so, why? What does it mean to you?

Dolhathai : Actually, every piece is a favorite because they are all one of a kind design each piece carefully to match the history and size of each piece. I also think about how all these artifacts were used before by someone in their everyday life. They make me feel as if I'm going back in time and it's very enjoyable to make them into jewelry that people can appreciate now.

thalo: What’s your favorite part about having your own business?

Dolhathai :Total freedom of the creative process, the time spent working on the pieces, being my own boss, the planning of building my own business and managing my own lifestyle.

thalo: If you could give one piece of advice to someone looking to take their passions and turn it into a business, what would it be?

Dolhathai :The most important thing is one should really enjoy what one does. When you make something with love, it will show in your work. Also, be original and as creative as possible. Don't think too big. Let it grow and develop little by little. And of course, be patient. Don't give up and keep following your dreams. Be positive and happy in what you do. Success comes from the good energy inside of you.

copyright 2013