What's art without soul? Ceramicists everywhere are showing off the lighter side of their craft by giving their works a sense of self... and I personally can't get enough. From pouty planters and mugging mugs to animal-inspired everything, whatever your mood, there's a ceramic something that captures it.
Take Me Home: So how do you incorporate these personified vessels into your home without it coming across as too childlike or kitschy? Try one of these options:
1. Go whole hog. If you love these little fellas as much as I do (and also have poor impulse control like I do), you could very well end up with an army of cat planters or head vases. Like any collection, it's best to group them all in one spot so they can play off each other and not overwhelm your space, just like the image way up top. Who wouldn't want a row of grimacing, stubbly man faces on their window sill?
2. Use a light touch. Maybe you can get your fix with just a cast of one or two of these characters. If that's the case, use them to strategically to break up an otherwise serious spot in your home or add a touch of whimsy where things have gotten a little too adult. Imagine your guests' surprise when they go to add some salt to their meal and see a little face staring up from the bottom of the bowl, or they're perusing your book collection and find a purrfectly content kitty (I had to do it) peering back at them.
Forget about a pop of color; now, it's all about a pop of personality. Which one do you like best?