THE GET

Give your plants and per­sonal spa­ces a lit­tle per­son­al­ity

Northern Living - - CONTENTS - TEXT YAZHMIN MALAJITO PHO­TOG­RA­PHY PA­TRICK SE­GOVIA

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.”

The Pot Dealer. 0917-5005059. In­sta­gram.com/the_pot_dealer

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