If you sew, you know how vital the pin cushion is. We’re often so used to the standard tomato, but there’s ways to make the practical tool both fancy and fun—thanks to illustrated ceramics. And Erin Paisley does just that with her bespoke pin cushions.
Erin’s production process looks like this: she first hand builds the form—either a woman or animal—out of earthenware clay. After it’s painted, glazed, and fired, she adorns the figure with a tight black wool bun stuffed with wool roving. The pin cushion part looks like hair, so the more pins you stick in, the more bejeweled her bun looks.
Erin Paisley produces pin cushions that go beyond the typical tomato. She adorns her ceramic figurines with a wool hairdo. The more pins you add, the more you bejewel their buns!