Rebecca Beaird, of SIFT+STACK, creates handmade functional porcelain wares and oil paintings on panels. All work is inspired by horticulture, architectural history, and vintage interior patterns. Her goal is for each piece to provide a little pop in a curated and eclectic home.

Meet the Maker:

WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?
Hi my name is Rebecca Beaird. I was born in Augusta and after a brief journey to Clemson, Chicago and Italy to study art, I am back in my home town. I am an art teacher by day and ceramic artist and painter by night.

DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.
I am very interested in patterns and functional forms from home decor, especially mid century design. I create ceramic vessels with an attention to function and then add colorful patterns using glazed and mason stains. I also use oil paints to crest whimsical painting full of pattern, plants and architecture.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Home decor, David Hockney, 1950s -1970s wall paper patterns, Bedford’s nursery

FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.
I have a growing collection of handmade mugs. Right now I have about 30, each made by a different artist.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA.
The iced matcha at New Moon and American Journeyman

WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?
I love to make things that would add a little bright spot to somebodies home.

WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?
Make things that make you smile.

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 COVID-19 Update


The Spring Handmade Fair will be postponed. A new date has not been set yet because things are changing everyday, but it will be rescheduled as soon as possible. We will be promoting the vendors and encourage you to support their small businesses during this difficult season. We can't wait to see you all as soon as we are able. We are praying for health and safety for everyone and their families.