Give your plants and personal spaces a little personality
Pots with faces and boobs for the discerning horticulturist
With the cozy vibe they help nurture, plants have the power to liven up a desk, a room, a whole house. But The Pot Dealer, as Tanya Hong likes to call herself, shows through her artisanship that pots are capable of brightening a space, too.
For Hong, making her own planters was the next natural path to take after getting into horticulture. Unlike traditional potters who use fine-grained soil with clay minerals to make ceramics, she uses polymer clay—a material she has been familiar and comfortable with since grade school, to make her pots more durable. Her pieces also feature faces contorted into various expressions and breasts of different cup sizes, visibly inspired by Group Partner’s Isaac Nichols. “I want my stuff to make people go, ‘ What a stupid-looking face! I love it!’”
Although she has stopped accepting commissions for face pots that are based on real people’s faces because they take too long to produce, Hong still welcomes requests as long as they’re workable. As of now, she makes face and boob pots in three sizes, with the magnetic glow-in-the-dark ones as the latest variant. All pots come with their own “plant babies.”
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