EarlyBirdDesignsShop

Early Bird Designs

Worcester, Massachusetts | 747 Sales

EarlyBirdDesignsShop

Early Bird Designs

Worcester, Massachusetts 747 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(93)

Announcement   Welcome to my shop! There are a combination of Made-to-Order items and pieces that are Ready-to-Ship, each are color coded -- TURQUOISE background = Ready to Ship; WHITE background = Made to Order. You can sort by either category to make it easier. Let me know if I can help.

Handmade illustrated porcelain tableware. Wake up your table with Early Bird Designs.

Follow on Instagram --- @earlybirddesigns and
Facebook -- www.facebook.com/Earlybirddesigns
for announcements, new designs and other interesting tidbits.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 11, 2017

Welcome to my shop! There are a combination of Made-to-Order items and pieces that are Ready-to-Ship, each are color coded -- TURQUOISE background = Ready to Ship; WHITE background = Made to Order. You can sort by either category to make it easier. Let me know if I can help.

Handmade illustrated porcelain tableware. Wake up your table with Early Bird Designs.

Follow on Instagram --- @earlybirddesigns and
Facebook -- www.facebook.com/Earlybirddesigns
for announcements, new designs and other interesting tidbits.

Jill Burns

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Jill Burns

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About

Illustrated Porcelain Tableware - Wake up your table with Early Bird Designs

Early Bird Designs is a line of handmade illustrated porcelain tableware. All pieces are designed and handmade by me, from start to finish. Inspiration comes from many sources, such as 18-19th century engravings, my backyard garden and the natural world around me. They are designed to be mixed and matched so that you can create a set that in uniquely you. Wake up your table with Early Bird Designs.

Pieces begin as porcelain slabs that are draped and coaxed over plaster forms that I have created. It is important to me that all the charm of handmade shines through in the work; a small dent or slight out of round shape to the hand drawn images. The original drawings are more than just a surface detail. Free-hand drawing are carved and inlaid with a dark liquid clay (slip), becoming an integral part of the piece. Finally, they are kiln-fired twice with colored glazes added before the last firing. The result is a mixture of drawing, engraving and watercolor.

Porcelain is a beautiful pure material - smooth and white, but very durable too. Each piece is made in my studio and is constructed for everyday use. Put them in the microwave and dishwasher, or wash them by hand - they were made that way!

Best,
Jill

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Shop members

  • Jill Burns

    Owner, Designer

    Designer, artisan and, in fact, an early bird. I studied painting and printmaking in college. On a lark I decided to take a ceramics class. From the start I was hooked on the potential of clay – expressive and functional.

  • Elaine Burns

    Marketer, Photographer

  • Laura Burns

    Assistant, Shipper

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