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A book-loving cat lady spends quality time with her calico library cat in my gold-trimmed and hand-painted porcelain brooch. Surprise your favorite feline fanatic, librarian, or book club buddy with the gift of wearable art (or treat yourself)!

I hand-crafted the brooch from fine porcelain, hand-painted it with various underglazes, sealed it with a clear glaze, then trimmed it with 22K gold overglaze, requiring 3 separate firings in my electric kiln. The pin is artist-signed on the back, and features a high quality safety-clasp pinback. The brooch measures approx. 2" x 1-1/2".

I originally created this line of cat lady brooches about seven years ago and sold them in galleries, boutiques and at art festivals. In 2006 I had to close my pottery studio due to wrist pain and I transitioned into other art forms that were easier on my joints. I recently discovered 40 of these pins that have been stashed away and I've decided to offer them or sale here on Etsy. Each is one-of-a kind..

Your cat lady pin will arrive in a cotton-lined Kraft paper jewelry box, ready for gift giving. It will be shipped by first class mail. U.S. customers: If you would like to add insurance or upgrade to Priority Mail, please send me an Etsy conversation.


[the fine print: Brooch artwork is copyright Susan Faye. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced in ANY form, including electronically, without express written permission of the artist. Thank you for respecting this policy with regards to ALL artists--it's good karma!!!]

Calico Cat and Book Lover Porcelain Brooch... Wearable Art Pin with Gold Trim


  • Handmade item
  • Material: porcelain
  • Ships worldwide from Oregon, United States
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