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Early Bird Designs

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Trade:
Porcelain Painter
Locale:
Worcester, MA

“I find working with porcelain to be really luxurious because it's so soft and smooth. It's also nice and white, making it a perfect blank canvas for my hand-drawn images.”

If you should one day find yourself inside Jill's studio, don't be fooled by the minimalistic forms of her unfinished porcelain pieces – the fun begins once she carves into them. Dark slip is inlaid into the carving to form a drawing for her detailed images and patterns. Then Jill lets stains and glaze take the forefront of her designs. Each piece is designed free-handedly, without any planning process in sight. And when it comes to painting, her tableware features vivid colors reminiscent of a watercolor painting. A far cry from the plain white pieces they started as, for sure.