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Yaaaaaaalllll! I started this journey in my dining room. Basically we have a spooky basement that I was scared of at the...
09/21/2020

Yaaaaaaalllll! I started this journey in my dining room. Basically we have a spooky basement that I was scared of at the time and no garage. So I tarped up my dining room so I could do what I love! It was crazy and fun and included daily living room picnics with the fam. Ooooo beginnings! 💗💗💗 Start each day where you are with what you’ve got y’all...each and every day!

Throwback to these beauties! My house doesn’t get a lot of natural light so I have oodles of mirrors to bounce the natur...
09/20/2020

Throwback to these beauties! My house doesn’t get a lot of natural light so I have oodles of mirrors to bounce the natural light we DO actually get back into our space. Then I decided to try my hand at making framed mirrors like these! Also it’s a way for me to use scraps from other larger pieces on my quest to eliminating studio waste.
Anywho if you need to bounce some natural light or just look at yourself, these are available on the website. Link in the bio. 😉

Commissioned dining room table complete! Natural wood is my absolute fav so of course I was in love. And guess what y’al...
09/11/2020

Commissioned dining room table complete! Natural wood is my absolute fav so of course I was in love. And guess what y’all?👀It’s made of a little bit over 90% reclaimed maple flooring. *insert shimmy*

I woke up to the news of Chadwick’s passing. This may seem a little weird to post here but I need y’all to know how much...
08/29/2020

I woke up to the news of Chadwick’s passing. This may seem a little weird to post here but I need y’all to know how much Black Panther shifted something in me. When I watched the movie I was overwhelmed by its portrayal of African people. I began to think so much about my ancestors. The fibers of warriorhood, grace, truth, family, love, wittiness, accountability, community, protection, curiosity, passion, resolve, brilliance, innovativeness, and royalty woven into them. I wanted it to not be fantasy. I thought long and hard about where were would be had the continent not been looted and pillaged. That is a great fantasy. I sat in this place of both imagination, awe, and anger and still somehow my mind kept returning to the essence of each fiber...making up the fabric...woven into them...woven into me...woven into us as Black folk. That is not fantasy. I held my head a little higher and my back a little straighter. I began to create without as many limits...all from watching a cast in glorious costume and this man in his black suit. Thank you Chadwick. I’m forever grateful for your art on screen, inspired mine off screen.

Hi all! Thursday is typically my day to interact with you via a video of some sort, but I need to take a short break. I’...
08/27/2020

Hi all! Thursday is typically my day to interact with you via a video of some sort, but I need to take a short break. I’ll be back September 10 with new exciting things. Until then feel free to enjoy all of the pics and things previously posted. Comment Dis nice 🤣 under your favorite pic! Ok see y’all later! Enjoy your day!!!

So if you’ve been following me for a while you’ve heard me say the things I create always correlate to where I am in lif...
08/21/2020

So if you’ve been following me for a while you’ve heard me say the things I create always correlate to where I am in life. This season has seen one of meaningful connections. That’s a lot of what wood patterning is to me. Making connections between different pieces of wood in efforts to create something beautiful. Life is a bit crazy for a lot of us. I’ve been thinking a lot about the mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional connections I’ve made in the past and how things have shifted in 2020. Here’s to hoping we can still make meaningful connections to create beauty in our lives even in uncertainty.

Good morning! Here’s a sneak peak of the coffee table that will be hitting the website tomorrow. My absolute favorite pa...
08/20/2020

Good morning! Here’s a sneak peak of the coffee table that will be hitting the website tomorrow. My absolute favorite parts are the lil sneaky lil reclaimed mirror corner edges.

Yaaaaaaalllll!!! Guess what came in the mail yesterday?! The branding iron!!!!! This is my first practice piece of wood ...
08/16/2020

Yaaaaaaalllll!!! Guess what came in the mail yesterday?! The branding iron!!!!! This is my first practice piece of wood so of course this moment NEEDED to be documented! Feel free to celebrate with me😅

Here’s a lil throwback to a previously sold bowl.  @totallytangledcreations paired hers with a ponytail plant and I am i...
08/14/2020

Here’s a lil throwback to a previously sold bowl. @totallytangledcreations paired hers with a ponytail plant and I am in love!!!! Check out her page for zenn tangled designs. She’s working on gourds now and you are definitely going to want to check them out!!!

Go to my last post to see the baskets that will be available today at 2pm.

Here’s a closer look at the fabric bowls that will be available at www.jburgessdesigns.com today at 2pm. Which one is yo...
08/14/2020

Here’s a closer look at the fabric bowls that will be available at www.jburgessdesigns.com today at 2pm. Which one is your fav?👀

More baskets coming next week and some have a lil extra bonus👀 I can’t wait to show y’all!!!
08/07/2020

More baskets coming next week and some have a lil extra bonus👀 I can’t wait to show y’all!!!

Hey y’all!!! Floor poufs will be available online tomorrow at 2pm at www.jburgessdesigns.com Gone ahead and swipe/click ...
08/06/2020

Hey y’all!!! Floor poufs will be available online tomorrow at 2pm at www.jburgessdesigns.com
Gone ahead and swipe/click through to see all of the designs that will be available.

07/31/2020

A lil behind the scenes... the floor pouf edition.

They will be listen on the website next week. Have a good weekend!

FLOOR POUFS!!! I felt like the Willy Wonka of fabric when I was making these fun lil poufs. For some reason I think they...
07/30/2020

FLOOR POUFS!!! I felt like the Willy Wonka of fabric when I was making these fun lil poufs. For some reason I think they look like they belong in a magical wonderland. If that’s how you view your home or if you think I’m tripping 🤣and you just like them, they will be available on the website next week. I’ll let you guys know when they are live. Ok...have a good day y’all!!!

Finishing up my last round of creating with the fabric circles. The reveal is coming later this week👀. Then I’ll be movi...
07/27/2020

Finishing up my last round of creating with the fabric circles. The reveal is coming later this week👀. Then I’ll be moving on to a new shape.....triangles!!!!!!

Hey y’all!!! I’ve gotten quite a few emails and inboxes about fabric bowls. The peoples bought the bowls up! These are t...
07/16/2020

Hey y’all!!! I’ve gotten quite a few emails and inboxes about fabric bowls. The peoples bought the bowls up! These are the last 2 I currently have in stock. More coming in August!!!! In the meantime, free to DM me how you’re using your bowl.

The circles are making a brief comeback. Here’s a snippet of the finished product? Anyone want to guess that it is? The ...
07/13/2020

The circles are making a brief comeback. Here’s a snippet of the finished product? Anyone want to guess that it is? The winner gets................the satisfaction of winning 🤣👏🏾

Hey y’all! If you live in Akron, you may have heard that Summit ArtSpace has opened its doors to the public. However wit...
07/10/2020

Hey y’all! If you live in Akron, you may have heard that Summit ArtSpace has opened its doors to the public. However with Covid numbers rising, I am still a little leery about opening my studio up to the public just yet. So I am going to keep it closed for now. Never fret! I’m always open online with shipping available for most items and curbside pickup available for everything. I’ll be sure to let y’all know when I open the studio back up! In the mean time stay safe and mask up. Ok bye.💗💗💗

P.S. I’m so glad you are following me here so we can stay connected and I can keep you up to date on the things I’ve been working on. Okay bye...for real this time! ✌🏾

07/08/2020

A short tutorial of sorts☺️

More pillows included in the sale today, tomorrow, and Friday at 50% off!  Curbside pickup and shipping available!
07/08/2020

More pillows included in the sale today, tomorrow, and Friday at 50% off! Curbside pickup and shipping available!

Some of the pillow included in tomorrow’s sale. The first one is my personal fav! The pyramid shape fits perfectly in th...
07/07/2020

Some of the pillow included in tomorrow’s sale. The first one is my personal fav! The pyramid shape fits perfectly in the corner of a couch. Cute and functional 💁🏾‍♀️

Happy Monday y’all! Pillow Sale this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday! Sale starts Wednesday at 9am and ends Friday at 9p...
07/06/2020

Happy Monday y’all! Pillow Sale this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday! Sale starts Wednesday at 9am and ends Friday at 9pm. Purchases must be made online with shipping options and curbside pickup available!

*If you opt for curbside pick up. Pillows must be picked up on July 8, 9, 10, or 16 from 10am-6pm.

Remodeling the studio a little and I started with this wall. Y’all.....THIS GREEN!!! It was taken straight from my logo ...
06/24/2020

Remodeling the studio a little and I started with this wall. Y’all.....THIS GREEN!!! It was taken straight from my logo so of course I LOVE it! Also these chairs and wall hanging bowl are available on the website www.jburgessdesigns.com.

This is the last basket I’ll post in this lil mini series! I love this one because there are soooooooooooo many textures...
06/15/2020

This is the last basket I’ll post in this lil mini series! I love this one because there are soooooooooooo many textures! Where one texture ends a new one begins. Just like blackness! When considering blackness remember those Black among you are NOT a monolith. We are woven with an abundance of layers and textures. We are creators, nurturers, story tellers, lovers, protectors, cultivators, innovators, philosophers, intuits, and full of such a deep richness that it would take several lifetimes to uncover it all! There’s a wealth of intricacies to behold. This bowl’s contents...multifaceted beauty!!!

For some reason this bowl reminds me of my kids. Maybe because it’s small. Maybe it’s the shades of brown and tan. Maybe...
06/12/2020

For some reason this bowl reminds me of my kids. Maybe because it’s small. Maybe it’s the shades of brown and tan. Maybe it’s the flecks of silver...sprinkled like confetti! They are freedom, innocence, joy, wisdom, giggles, genuineness, authenticity, and creativity. Here’s a reminder to hold space for lil people today. Hold them and all they contain so so close🖤🖤🖤

This bowl can hold a plant...life. Did you know that we have the capacity to bring about life? Through our creativity, h...
06/11/2020

This bowl can hold a plant...life. Did you know that we have the capacity to bring about life? Through our creativity, healing, growth. Through our words, actions, and accountability. We have the innate ability to choose to see deeply, value, and bring about life rich, full, abundant life. It was our Creator’s gift to us!

This bowl is like a small piece of summer. Summer....long days, family reunions, grilling while blasting classic hip hop...
06/10/2020

This bowl is like a small piece of summer. Summer....long days, family reunions, grilling while blasting classic hip hop and R&B, line dancing outside, riding bikes, polish boys, sprinklers, ice cream trucks, road trips down south, picking figs with grandma, bubbles, chalk drawings on driveways, revivals, grandpa’s farm, freeze pops, and reminiscing about times at the West Side Parade. It’s contents...JOY!!!

Today’s bowl is small. It’s my reminder that in times of stress, to create moments to tend to it and nothing else. To pr...
06/09/2020

Today’s bowl is small. It’s my reminder that in times of stress, to create moments to tend to it and nothing else. To provide my stress and worry a container where I can care for my spirit, feel, breath, pray, and relax. And where I can allow safe and loving community to do the same. Only when I do that does my capacity for holding and being a safe space for others increase.

As a Black woman, mother, friend and community member...the work will always be here but I won’t. Tending to what’s within. Here’s to hoping you will too🖤

All this week, I’ll be posting handmade fabric bowls. As a reminder to myself, as a Black woman, to be mindful of how I ...
06/08/2020

All this week, I’ll be posting handmade fabric bowls. As a reminder to myself, as a Black woman, to be mindful of how I carry my ancestor’s radiant beauty and ingenuity juxtaposed with the traumas of oppression, mindful of those I allow in my sacred spaces, mindful in choosing to honor my capacity, mindful of the why behind the work I am called to do, and mindful in seeking out that which fills me with peace and joy.

Here’s to hoping that you will choose mindfulness too🖤🙏🏾

Timeline Photos
06/02/2020

Timeline Photos

Soooo I’ve been making these coiled baskets from fabric left over from previous pillows and upholstery projects. They ar...
05/22/2020

Soooo I’ve been making these coiled baskets from fabric left over from previous pillows and upholstery projects. They are soooooo relaxing to make and I’ve needed relaxing all up and through this season. They can be used functionally to hold lightweight items or as wall hangings (my personal fav 💁🏾‍♀️). Anywho take a look!

They are available at www.jburgessdesigns.com or DM me if you’d like to pick up from the studio!

Did I mention that this basket can hold a plant?! The diameter is 10 1/2 inches and the height is 8 inches. It’s not yet...
05/05/2020

Did I mention that this basket can hold a plant?! The diameter is 10 1/2 inches and the height is 8 inches. It’s not yet listed on the website but if you’re interested feel free to message me. It’s $49

Baskets, baskets, baskets and my plant babies. If you’ve been following me for a little bit you know basket represent ca...
05/02/2020

Baskets, baskets, baskets and my plant babies. If you’ve been following me for a little bit you know basket represent capacity. It’s possible that you may be holding all types of things within yourself these days...I know I am! My days, maybe like yours, range from stressful to peaceful and every thing in between. Here’s a little reminder to be sure you are filling yourself with joy💗

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04/03/2020

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Most of us are working from home during this time. And most of us have started doing home projects or are just looking for a change in our interior decor.

JBurgess Designs can help! Visit
www.JBurgessdesigns.com for one of a kind furniture pieces and more!

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2 new pillows patterns available in studio!
03/04/2020

2 new pillows patterns available in studio!

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