Pottery with Animal Drawings

I love love love the pottery by Ayumori Horie and Hue's Sculpture. Both have strong Japanese influences and feature hand drawn animals on their works.

Favorites from Hue's Sculpture:

I met her at Bazaar Bizarre's San Fran Holiday Craft Fair. Her pieces look great displayed all together. They are all mostly off white with black drawings but the inside of the pieces are all glazed in soft greens, oranges and blues. They look really beautiful all together. Each piece has Japanese characters and comes with a little tag that has an English translation. The sayings are quirky little messages from the animals on the pots. I bought my sister a pretty sweet Tarsier cup for Christmas, I think it said something like "I am too cute." You can see more of her work on her website, in her Etsy shop or at Gravel and Gold.

Favorites from Ayumori Horie:

Her work is so perfectly imperfect. Oh I love it. It's so beautiful I love the subtle little touches of color in each piece. Her drawing style is really wonderful, just a perfect balance of quirky, cute and beautiful. I love that - I somehow accidentally picked all the pieces with "monkeys." She claims they are monkey's on her sites, but I obviously think its an orangutan - and hence love every single one. She also has a ton of amazing pieces that DO NOT feature orangutans! It seem's that just about everything on her site is sold out - so I don't have one of her pieces yet. I'll never be able to pick a favorite. Check out here website, her work is also available at ReForm School, Harvey Meadow's Gallery and High Falls Mercantile