We found Pots By Pringle randomly scouring Etsy one day for content. The brand is by local artist Seth Pringle who makes these form driven and functional vessels for plants, namely succulents. They’re super raw and made from rugged material but have a delicacy to them. There is this tension between their being ugly and beautiful that draws us to them.
The pieces are made from cement and concrete and “fuse commercial construction materials with the philosophies of traditional pottery.” Looking at his Summer collection (which is what is shown here–and all sold out of on Etsy), the pots are these forms made from concrete being wrapped up and then left to harden. The resulting form is a tense and rounded bunched up vessel. Some are kept this raw while others are given a delicate dip into a sky blue or white pink. With a plant inside of them, the vessels almost appear to have thrust the plant out in the process of being made. It’s certainly an interesting juxtaposition between this very industrial form and these smooth natural plants.
We’re anxious to see what Pots by Pringle does next as this Summer collection was really great. They’re also very affordable in case you were looking for new, interesting things to put succulents in. For more on the brand, check out their Etsy profile and their Facebook page.