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.
Have you created or come across an object with an extraordinary story that needs to be told? Email us!