matte porcelain design

about matte

The idea of matte porcelain design was born from an appreciation for modern organic style rooted in a philosophy of slow and sustainable fashion.

We believe in quality over quantity, taking pride in the artisanship of jewelry making. Our designs are handcrafted in small batches, using only natural and quality materials.

carrie norin
about the artist

Carrie is the owner and designer of matte porcelain design.  From early on, she discovered a combined passion for science and art.

Carrie is a trained evolutionary biologist and former science educator who understands that beauty and design drive her inquiry of the natural world.

Her jewelry aesthetic is also rooted in science - balancing clean lines of modern geometry with the organic imperfection of nature.

Explore more of Carrie's work at www.carrienorin.com.

SIMPLE + NATURAL + BALANCED

small batch

Every porcelain piece is sculpted by hand, gently sanded, carefully drilled, and fired at 2200℉. Only high quality materials are used in our designs: natural porcelain, semi-precious stones, sterling silver, and gold.

There are no molds or cutters used; hand cutting and sculpting create unique pieces that differ slightly from others in the series. Your jewelry, therefore, is one of a kind.

natural and pure
Raw Materials

Porcelain is a fine ceramic material, fired at very high temperatures, and known for its durability. Our unglazed porcelain is soft white or hand-tinted with minerals to achieve various colors like our signature matte black. 

Semi-Precious Stones refer to natural minerals, rocks, or organic material used in jewelry. They span a range of colors, textures, and luster. We enjoy the stones on their own as well as pairing them with our porcelain pieces for a distrinctive matte look.

take care of your jewelry

Common Sense Jewelry Care

Keep your jewelry looking its best!  

* Raw, unglazed porcelain may become darker over time as it is exposed to oils from your fingers, makeup on your face, or tarnish from sterling silver. Clean gently with mild soap and lukewarm water. Dry using a soft cloth.

* Sterling silver will naturally tarnish and gold vermeil may dull over time. A polishing cloth or silver cream can be used (many are porcelain safe; read the label before using on your jewelry).

* Store your jewelry in a closed container to prevent tarnishing and to protect the porcelain from accidental bumps and drops.

* Please remove your jewelry when sleeping, showering, swimming, and applying perfume or beauty products.