meet chelsea of bombabird
WHAT DO YOU MAKE?
I make functional ceramic objects for your home. All my work starts as an idea on paper, then comes to life on the wheel. I primary use a dark stoneware clay body and finish my pieces in custom glazes that I mix up myself.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
I am from Pittsburgh, PA. I have been here my whole life and absolutely love the city.
WHAT HAS BEEN MAKING YOU EXCITED LATELY?
Well, it is the start of 2018 and the new year always makes me reflect on the year past and make plans for the months to come. I am excited for a clean slate and the opportunity to work towards some goals I have...both personal and with my business.
IF YOU COULD LEARN A NEW SKILL, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I’d love to be more musically inclined. I’d love to be able to sing but I feel like you have to be born with at least some talent for that. So, if I could learn to play an instrument, I’d take that as well. I’d love to learn how to play the piano or the guitar.
COFFEE OR TEA?
I love both but I have to say coffee. I drink way more coffee than I probably should.
WHAT DO YOU WATCH OR LISTEN TO IN THE BACKGROUND WHEN YOU ARE MAKING?
Podcasts, podcasts, podcasts! I listen to so many when I make work. Some of my favorites are: The Daily, Stuff You Should Know, Modern Love, More Perfect, Radio Lab and This American Life. If I am all caught up on my podcast list, I will resort to my Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify. I can always count on that for good music.
SHARE 5 FUN FACTS ABOUT YOURSELF.
-I have two rescue greyhounds that are my world: Bill and Finn. If you follow me on Instagram, I am sure you’ve seen their faces.
-I have a bachelors degree in design and I worked as a designer before starting Bombabird. Design is a huge part of my life and I continue to flex that muscle as often as I can.
-My biggest guilty pleasure is watching beauty gurus on YouTube. Though, I hardly wear or own any makeup myself.
-I won best dressed in high school (HA!)
-I’ve made tableware for a former SNL cast member but you’ll have to talk to me to find out who. ;)