Ceramics

Bedazzle the Buns of Ceramic Ladies by Sticking Them with Sewing Pins


Bespoke pin cushions by Erin Paisely

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 sells her ceram­ic pin cush­ions, along with oth­er good­ies, in her Etsy shop. Fol­low her on Insta­gram to see her cur­rent works in progress.

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!

Bespoke pin cushions by Erin Paisely

Bespoke pin cushions by Erin Paisely

Pin Cushion

Bespoke pin cushions by Erin Paisely

Bespoke pin cushions by Erin Paisely

Bespoke pin cushions by Erin Paisely

Bespoke pin cushions by Erin Paisely

Bespoke pin cushions by Erin Paisely

Bespoke pin cushions by Erin Paisely

Bespoke pin cushions by Erin Paisely

Bespoke pin cushions by Erin Paisely

Bespoke pin cushions by Erin Paisely

Bespoke pin cushions by Erin Paisely

Bespoke pin cushions by Erin Paisely