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Short Stories: Hairy Babe Pots

Nov 20, 2012

by Namiko Murakoshi

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Here at Etsy, we believe that the story behind an object is often just as fascinating as the object itself. Short Stories is our series dedicated to telling the tales behind extraordinary pieces found or created by Etsy sellers.

Here’s Namiko with the back story on some pots with funny faces.

Some people take care of plants as if they are their children. They water, weed, stroke, and even talk to their plants. Unfortunately, plants cannot talk back — but wouldn’t it be nice if they showed a bit more character? Each Hairy Babe has a different facial expression, and they are all made to make people smile.

The Hairy Babes are made from Terracotta Crank, a mixture of terracotta and coarse stoneware clay. They are hand-thrown on the wheel, fired to 1220°C and named after my friends and family (so, yes, I do have at least one story for each!). They are all different and unique, just like we are. I make ceramics for everyday life, ceramics for more smiles.

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Hairy Babes Plant Pot Mini: JUSTININO
Hairy Babes Plant Pot Mini: JUSTININO
namnamceramics
$37.42 USD
SECONDS Sale! Hairy Babes Plant Pot: Little Miss TOO HOT No.2
SECONDS Sale! Hairy Babes Plant Pot: Little Miss TOO HOT No.2
namnamceramics
$26.73 USD
Titties Magnets: Yellow x Red
Titties Magnets: Yellow x Red
namnamceramics
$20.05 USD
Titties Magnets: Blue x Yellow
Titties Magnets: Blue x Yellow
namnamceramics
$20.05 USD
Hairy Babes Plant Pot: ALEX
Hairy Babes Plant Pot: ALEX
namnamceramics
$53.46 USD
Hairy Babes Plant Pot: KANAKO
Hairy Babes Plant Pot: KANAKO
namnamceramics
$53.46 USD
Hairy Babes Plant Pot: HIROKI
Hairy Babes Plant Pot: HIROKI
namnamceramics
$53.46 USD
Titties Magnets: Red x Blue
Titties Magnets: Red x Blue
namnamceramics
$20.05 USD
Hairy Babes Plant Pot: MAO-SAN
Hairy Babes Plant Pot: MAO-SAN
namnamceramics
$53.46 USD
Hairy Babes Plant Pot: HOWARD
Hairy Babes Plant Pot: HOWARD
namnamceramics
$53.46 USD
Hairy Babes Plant Pot: HARRIET
Hairy Babes Plant Pot: HARRIET
namnamceramics
$53.46 USD

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