Juliet Ames

Juliet Ames

Juliet Ames is a Baltimore, MD crafter who has enjoyed getting her hands dirty and making things since she was a small child. As an Inter-Disciplinary Craft major at Towson University, Ames took a peculiar mix of classes that exposed her to many different mediums from metal to glass to paper. She founded The Broken Plate Co. in 2008 after finding a demand for jewelry and custom art pieces made from broken plates, often using items with a sentimental value for a family that can be made into new heirlooms and keepsakes. Ames’ work has been featured in magazines such as Readymade, Real Simple, Smart Woman, Urbanite, Baltimore Magazine, Style and more. Broken Plate Pendants are currently in wardrobe at the Rachael Ray Show and the Food Network’s 30 Minute Meals.


Juliet Ames has always loved salt boxes because she has always loved snow. She says she looks forward to the day every fall when the boxes appear on street corners because she thinks “it means that a snow day could be around the corner.”

She’d always wanted to decorate one, especially the boxes that lacked even the stenciled words “salt box.”

“They looked sad,” she said. “A naked salt box needs a dress.”

In January 2021, Ames started the Baltimore Saltbox art movement by decorating her first box and has since gone on to mentor and grow the art box community. For more on her amazing saltbox-related everything can be found here.

Source: Baltimore Sun, 02/18/21

Number of Saltbox Art Pieces Created

Around 35 in winter 2021

Juliet Ames’s Saltbox Art

Anything Else?

Ames has created a host of saltbox-themed items, including pins, postcards, salt cellars, and Christmas tree ornaments. Visit her at I Break Plates to see what new things she has available.

Contact Info

Email: juliet@ibreakplates.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebrokenplate_jules/

Website: I Break Plates