I have been a fan of pots with faces for quite a while. There is no better way to effortlessly add individuality, quirkiness, character and a bit of fun to your home. Over the years I have seen some really interesting examples and today I have decided to present to you my favourites. I hope you love them as much as I do!
These bursting with character pots are creations of Meyer-Lavigne (Kristine Meyer and Sabine Lavigne) – a Danish design duo based in Copenhagen. They are known for their love of storytelling, humour and uniqueness.
Every pot has a name and a unique character! For example, the pot on the top left is Vera. Vera is always positive and likes a good giggle.
I can’t wait to find a place on my window sill for one of these ladies and I think I set my heart on Alba who is thoughtful and kind.
In the UK they can also be purchased through Unique & Unity online shop.
Established in 2012, Atelier Stella is an ever changing collection of unique ceramics designed and made by Stella Baggott in Brighton, England.
All pots are all hand built, sculpted from slabs and pinch pots to create unique pieces. She is influenced by Cornish, Italian and Swedish potters from the 50’s and 60’s, mixing the rustic use of patterns with the frivolity of character.
I have been a big fan of Stella’s little creatures and hope to be a proud owner of one soon.
This collection is an artist collaboration between Anthropology and a London based Argentinian self-taught ceramic artist. Everything she makes has a face which she thinks might be due to her pareidolic illusions.
I am about to start redecorating my daughter’s room and I think a group of these dolls would add an element of fun to a little girl’s room. They are also quite well priced!
Group Partner has become a little bit of an internet star for its cheeky and magnificently charming aesthetic. Based in Brooklyn and run by Isaac Nichols, the studio makes ceramic pots with butts and boobs and bikinis and speedos decorated with cute patterns. The pots have a curiously joyful character and, when finished with a handsome plant, will make a happy addition to a room. Each pot is made by hand.
In the UK you can buy them in Liberty where I spotted them on my recent trip to the store.
Alex Sickling is an illustrator and ceramicist based in Newcastle, UK.
She explores the process of image making through ceramic objects, creating both functional and decorative pieces.
You can buy pots from this little collection of four celebrated artists as well as many of her other works through her Etsy shop.
Vanessa is an Australian based graphic designer by profession and a maker of things by nature. The name Vanessa Bean is a combination of her given name (Vanessa) and childhood nickname (Bean). Vanessa loves the discipline of design and the freedom of craft and both sides influence her approach to a project.
Her work can be purchased through her Etsy shop and shipped worldwide. But be warned! Her pretty flower pots are incredibly popular and gets sold out within minutes. But if you are determined to secure one of her creations she gives detailed instructions for successful purchasing on her website.
So, here are the cutest faces I have discovered during my quest. Which one is your favourite?
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