matte porcelain design

about matte

One of a kind, natural, and artisan made, matte porcelain pieces reflect a clean and pure aesthetic that complements a variety of styles. These handmade pieces convey sophistication, luxury, and individualism.

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 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.

Commitment to our environment
Nature isn’t just an inspiration. It’s our business model.

We take our environmental responsibility seriously. The natural world is our muse, and we have promised to treat her kindly. We use only natural materials in our jewelry, and we strive to use renewable and recycled materials in everything we do. To offset environmental costs that we cannot control, matte porcelain design donates one tree in partnership with One Tree Planted with every single purchase. 

SIMPLE + NATURAL + BALANCED

small batch

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

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

natural and pure
Our Materials

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

Sterling Silver is considered a precious metal alloy that contains 92.5% pure silver. A 925 stamp can be found on all of our silver findings and ear wires.

Gold Vermeil is a process of plating a minimum of 2.5 microns of gold directly on to a sterling silver core. All of our gold vermeil is 24K and displays a 925 stamp.

Gold Filled jewelry is legally required to be 5% or 1/20 gold by weight. All of our gold filled pieces are 14kt and stamped 14/20 GF.

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.