In Plain Sight exhibition opening is this Friday 18th November 7pm at Louis Joel Gallery. Please email for any workshop enquires- the website has taken a back seat til then



Handmade objects, crafted with intention by Sarah Muir-Smith.

Designed to bring joy to your everyday. Want to make your own ceramics? New beginner handbuilding and wheel workshops are now running out of Coburg Studios!

  • Next Built by Hand (Introductory class) is Saturday December 10

    Book now!
  • Sarah Muir-Smith, the founder of Snakebird Designs is throwing on her pottery wheel in her studio in Coburg North. She is making ceramic homewares that are intentional and beautiful.

    The story behind Snakebird Designs

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  • Sarah's hands are carving a citrus juicer made from clay. The back of her head and shoulder are blurry in the foreground.
  • Take it offline this October

    Upcoming Markets and events

Next Built by Hand (Introductory class) is Saturday December 10

Book now!

The story behind Snakebird Designs

learn more

Take it offline this October

Upcoming Markets and events

Thank you to Tatanja from On Jackson St for these beautiful studio photos!


With their joyous, approachable forms and functional nature, Snakebird Designs pieces call for celebration of the everyday. They are made to foster an appreciation of the quiet moments in your life

Working from her studio on Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung land (Coburg North), previously Boon Wurrung Country in 'Australia', Sarah spends her days crafting ceramics and other handmade goods for Snakebird Designs.

Sarah's practice focuses on ceramics but also includes macramé, watercolour and printmaking. She runs Snakebird Designs independently, with sustainability and social justice as core principles that inform her business model. She is currently striving to use local, found and waste materials in her practice wherever possible.


Follow along on instagram for beautiful photography, behind the scenes insights into the ceramic process and the occasional cat pic!