Beardbangs

Cute, handmade ceramics

Montreal, Canada · 2065 Sales

Beardbangs

Cute, handmade ceramics

Montreal, Canada 2065 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(562)

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Note from shop owner Hello and thanks for visiting Beardbangs Ceramics!
I am currently on maternity leave and am hoping to be back on Etsy late summer 2018. In the meantime, if you're in Toronto you can send me an email (see below) about local pick-up.

If you want to receive an email when I am back in business please feel free to send me a message here or at beardbangs [at] gmail.com.

See you again soon!😚

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Oct 4, 2017

Hello and thanks for visiting Beardbangs Ceramics!
I am currently on maternity leave and am hoping to be back on Etsy late summer 2018. In the meantime, if you're in Toronto you can send me an email (see below) about local pick-up.

If you want to receive an email when I am back in business please feel free to send me a message here or at beardbangs [at] gmail.com.

See you again soon!😚

Alicia Zwicewicz

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Alicia Zwicewicz

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New and just in time for Easter! A small version of our baby blue bunny planter, also available in white.
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About

Whimsical ceramics, handmade in Montreal, Canada

Beardbangs was formed in spring 2014 as a joint project between myself, Alicia Zwicewicz, and my husband, Josiah Henderson. The project was created to intertwine my love of pottery and drawing (BFA Concordia, 2014) with Josiah’s illustration experience (DEC Illustration and Design, Dawson College, 2010). The business has now become my full-time work, and continues to be inspired by the combination of our graphic styles and interests.

I enjoy designing and carrying through all aspects of production, from mixing colours to achieve the exact hue and value that I desire, to the continuous process of learning about kiln-firing techniques. Most of the pieces I create and sell are thrown on the wheel using a smooth, white stoneware clay, which I find ideal for my purposes in achieving simplicity of design and sturdiness. I apply the colour and shapes using hand-mixed engobes and a paper-resist technique. This colour is applied to the greenware in multiple layers, and the black detailing of the characters’ faces is painted by hand with underglaze. Finally, after the bisque firing I glaze each piece with a hand-mixed, food-safe transparent glaze.

My work is meant to be accessible, to be picked up and used every day, being not only completely useful to daily life but also brightening it. The aspects of this job I love most are seeing someone’s face burst into a smile as they walk past my display, and seeing adults and children alike connect to the bright colours and silly faces of my characters. I am inspired and motivated by these human interactions, and am also influenced by Scandinavian pottery and design, a retro aesthetic, and my family.

We would be glad to talk to you about custom orders or commissions. Please send us a message here on Etsy, or email us at beardbangs [at] gmail.com.

Check out our website at www.beardbangs.ca!

Shop members

  • Alicia Zwicewicz

    Owner, Ceramicist

    Alicia is a ceramicist, painter and craftster extraordinaire. She loves plants, throwing pottery on the wheel, and restoring old things she finds in the garbage. She graduated from Concordia University with a Studio Arts degree in 2014.

  • Josiah Henderson

    Illustrator

    Josiah helps in the design process of our work. likes to draw people who are sitting near him, scenes from the Bible, and maps of fantastic interstellar civilisations. He graduated from Dawson College in 2010 with a diploma in Illustration & Design.

  • Neisha May

    Assistant

    Neisha is Alicia's awesome studio assistant. She teaches the classes at our studio, and also helps us by throwing some shapes on the pottery wheel, attaching legs to planters, and prepping pieces to get them ready for Alicia to paint.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 1, 2017
Hello and welcome to our shop! We are in the business of handmade ceramic goods and we work hard to give you quality and the speediest delivery and best quality possible for every order. Many of our items are made to order. Please read the listings carefully for information about shipping time, or contact us if anything seems confusing. Thanks for looking!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Please note that all of our work is handmade so there are always small variations between the product photos and the item you'll receive. If you really don't like what you've received in the mail, you are welcome to send back your order, but the customer must pay shipping on returns. The pieces must be wrapped exactly as they came to ensure no breakages happen on the return. The exception to this rule is when the product you purchase is defective (see below).

Shipping times are then as follows:
Within Canada: 1-7 days
To the U.S.A.: 5-8 days
International: 6-10 days

Items that break in the mail or are defective: We do offer refunds for items that arrive to you chipped, cracked, broken or otherwise defective. For these occurrences, we ask that you send us a photo of your broken/defective item by message. Then we will either send you a new product (or one of similar value that you choose from our in-stock items) or a refund.

Items that get lost in the mail: If your order has not arrived six weeks after it has entered the mail system, we will either replace the order or give you a refund.
Payment
You should be able to pay by all options here on Etsy. Please contact us if you are having problems. Orders can be cancelled within 48 hours unless already shipped.
Shipping
Our pieces are shipped by Canada Post airmail, within 1-3 business days.

Here is the estimated delivery time given by Canada post, once the items are registered in the mail.
Within Canada: 1-7 business days
To the U.S.A.: 5-8 business days
International: 6-10 business days

A tracking number will be given for Canadian shipments ONLY. Unfortunately we don't receive a tracking number for any international shipments. However, we do offer a refund if your order hasn't arrived 6 weeks from the date of shipment.