Beardbangs

Cute, handmade ceramics from Montreal, Canada

Montreal, Canada · 1887 Sales

Beardbangs

Cute, handmade ceramics from Montreal, Canada

Montreal, Canada 1887 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(461)

Announcement   Made to order items: will take about 4 weeks to be created.

Ready to ship items will be put in the post within 3 business days.

All items within the same order (ie. shipping paid once) will be shipped together, when all the pieces are ready to go.

LOCAL ORDERS: You may use the shipping code "LOCALPICKUP2016", which takes off the shipping charge if you would prefer to pick up your order at our studio. Our studio address is 999 rue du Collège, Suite 30 (in St. Henri, Montreal). If you choose this option we will message you when your order is ready.

CUSTOM ORDERS: Right now we are very busy and are not able to accommodate custom requests for specific types of cats or dogs. Only products listed are available, and we will be adding products as we have time to make them. We're sorry for any inconvenience!

All shipping overages will be reimbursed at the time of shipment. This applies when you've checked out with more than one item. Feel free to message us with an accurate shipping quote.

Check out our website at www.beardbangs.ca to view our full collection!

Announcement

Last updated on May 5, 2017

Made to order items: will take about 4 weeks to be created.

Ready to ship items will be put in the post within 3 business days.

All items within the same order (ie. shipping paid once) will be shipped together, when all the pieces are ready to go.

LOCAL ORDERS: You may use the shipping code "LOCALPICKUP2016", which takes off the shipping charge if you would prefer to pick up your order at our studio. Our studio address is 999 rue du Collège, Suite 30 (in St. Henri, Montreal). If you choose this option we will message you when your order is ready.

CUSTOM ORDERS: Right now we are very busy and are not able to accommodate custom requests for specific types of cats or dogs. Only products listed are available, and we will be adding products as we have time to make them. We're sorry for any inconvenience!

All shipping overages will be reimbursed at the time of shipment. This applies when you've checked out with more than one item. Feel free to message us with an accurate shipping quote.

Check out our website at www.beardbangs.ca to view our full collection!

Alicia Zwicewicz

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Alicia Zwicewicz

Made to order: Scalloped-Edge Planter in Yellow
$38.42
Made to order: Happy Orange Sugar Dish
$34.58
Made to order: Owl Wall-Hanging Planter
$38.42
7.5" Happy Sun Plate
$32.28
Ready to ship: Small Happy Face Ring Dish
$18.44
Ready to ship: Cat Wall-Hanging Planter
$38.42
Made to order: Black Cat Silhouette Mug
$29.97
Made to order: Turtle Butter Dish
$49.95
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(461)
pbr08

pbr08 on May 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Soooo, cute! I originally bought it for my sister's birthday, but when I took it out of the box, I thought "No way she is getting this!" I have already placed it on my window sill and a lovely little succulent rests inside!

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Updates

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

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Need a birthday/housewarming/self gift this month? Get your orders in for any ready-to-ship items by this Tuesday evening! I'll be going away from the shop from March 9 until March 26th!
First 25 shoppers get free shipping today! Use the coupon code "FIRST25"

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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!

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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 May 18, 2016
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 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. Custom orders will need 3-6 weeks to be made before they can be shipped. Thanks for looking!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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.
Orders will be shipped out when all pieces are ready. This means that if you buy one made-to-order item with one ready-to-ship item, they'll both be shipped when the made-to-order item is ready (up to 4 weeks).

Following completion of order (usually 3-4 weeks, check the product listing), shipping times are as follows:
Within Canada: 1-7 business days
To the U.S.A.: 5-8 business days
International: 6-10 business days

A tracking number can be requested for Canadian shipments.
Refunds and Exchanges
*PLEASE NOTE* We are not able to grant refunds due to shipping time. Most of our items will take 3-4 weeks to create, and we have been careful to list this information clearly in our product descriptions. Please be sure to read all information in the item description before checking out.

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: We do offer refunds for items that arrive to you chipped, cracked or broken. For these occurrences, we ask that you send us a photo of your broken 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.