Book your spot in the next “Built by Hand” intro class on Sunday 14th August



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

Designed to bring joy to your everyday.

  • Next Built by Hand (Introductory class) Sunday 14th August 11am-2pm

    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.
  • Sarah washes the clay off her hands with a sponge over a blue bucket. Her arms are covered in various black tattoos.
  • Sarah's hands are carving a citrus juicer made from clay. The back of her head and shoulder are blurry in the foreground.

Next Built by Hand (Introductory class) Sunday 14th August 11am-2pm

Book now!

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!