songbird is a colourful collection of ethically hand-crafted gifts & treasures inspired by our beautiful birdlife
Our signature range of songbirds will make your heart sing with a delightful whistle on their tail!
our artisans in action : bringing clay to life with colour
unique, colourful & characterful
Our creative process is truly a team effort. Starting from locally sourced clay, it takes many hands and creative eyes to shape our Songbirds into the unique, colourful and characterful birds that we have come to know and love...
"Recently, I bought my 94 year old mum the Magpie whistle necklace. She is in an aged care facility and her cheeky personality is a source of entertainment for staff and residents. At a yoga session, they were told to visualise relaxing in a forest; she immediately blew her magpie. When asked what she was doing she told them that she was just making bird sounds as birds are in the forest!"
"I do casual relief teaching in secondary schools but sometimes I am required at a primary school. The teacher left an activity where I had to make some sort of noise to indicate a rotation - so I used my little magpie necklace... Life is full of surprises!"
I love my Songbird earrings, but I don't think the girl at the coffee shop did - she yelped when she saw that they were magpies! She explained that after being swooped by some magpies recently she had developed quite a fear of them - even my magpie earrings!
News & Stories
Nesting Instincts - design that nurtures
Crafting with the elements
Spreading a message about living ethically & sustainably
This weekend Songbird is joining in Print Together's Postcard Booth at the Sustainable Living Festival - a perfect chance to learn about ways in which you can tweak your lifestyle to be more sustainable and gentle on the earth, and kinder to earth's creatures - including each other!
people, places, & purpose
We work together with local rural development organisations to create sustainable new income opportunities through craft for women in rural and remote areas in Thailand, South Africa and Bangladesh.