Creating English style Easter eggs in the Wedgwood Jasperware design!
Are you a fan of English Wedgwood Jasperware? I’ve never collected it, but I’ve always been intrigued by the beauty of the soft colors with the charming bas relief images. Even though you may not be very familiar with this highly collectible English pottery, you may recognize it when you see it.
Jasperware is made in England by Wedgwood. Jasperware is an unglazed stoneware, decorated with cameo-like motifs. It can be found in 18th, 19th, and 20th century versions of the original blues, as well as lilacs, greens, and whites. Jasperware comes in everything from urns to vases, and everything in between, and features a smooth, matte finish. A collection of Jasperware makes a stately impression to any room and it’s highly collectible today.
Jasperware, or jasper ware, is a type of pottery first developed by Josiah Wedgwood in the 1770s. Usually described as stoneware, it has an unglazed matte “biscuit” finish and is produced in a number of different colors, of which the most common and best known is a pale blue that has become known as Wedgwood Blue.
One of the most prized pieces of Jasperware are the eggs. They are highly collectible and so charming. I must admit that every time I see one, I’m so tempted to start collecting them.
The English Wedgwood Jasperware pottery is the inspiration for this year’s Easter’s eggs!
They were very easy to make using wooden eggs, craft paint, resin, and silicone molds. I will list the supplies with links at the bottom of the post.
I painted all of the Easter eggs in colors similar to the Jasperware colors, and then created the bas relief embellishments and trim with silicone molds and resin. The resin is easy to mix and it dries in a soft white so no painting required.
I chose silicone molds that created sweet little bunnies, bees, flowers, carrots, birds, garland wreaths, and a sweet cameo. You’re only limited by your imagination!
The French demilune cabinet in our living room is the place I chose to display my DIY Wedgwood Easter eggs. I used an antique plateau mirror that belonged to my mother as a base for the display.
Topping the plateau was preserved moss, and then I added a few of my faux chocolate bunnies (and a new lamb for this year) with the eggs highlighted in front. Faux lavender sprigs we’re tucked in here and there.
If you would like to see how I created the faux chocolate bunnies, you can see that post HERE.
One tip when using the resin: After mixing and pouring in the mold, the resin will turn white. After it turns completely white (only takes a few minutes) remove from the mold while it’s still pliable and glue to your egg so that it will bend with the curves of the egg. Once the resin sits for awhile, it will completely harden. You want to have the embellishment placed and glued on the egg before it completely hardens.
I love the look of these DIY Wedgwood Easter eggs! And if you are a collector of Jasperware pottery, these eggs are the perfect compliment!
These are the eggs that you will be able to use year after year!
After making these faux Jasperware eggs, I feel inspired to start searching and collecting the real thing!
I hope I’ve inspired you with these beautiful eggs, and just maybe, inspired you to look into collecting English Wedgwood Jasperware!
See our supply list below! Happy Easter!
Supply List: (contains affiliate links, see our Disclosure HERE)
- Wood Eggs
- Craft Paint: Blue, Pink, Green, Yellow, Lavender
- Casting Resin
- Silicone Molds: Bunnies and Carrots, Bee, Cameo, Flower, Bird, Wreath
- Silicone Trim Molds: Regal, Elegant