Meet Igor the Junior, the younger version of the seemingly proud and austere-looking bird-man of the gang, hand- illustrated on smoked terracotta planters. The rustic matte black of the terracotta planter comes from a process of smoking the planter with locally collected wood and twigs. Sometimes the process leaves traces of brown behind, which is completely natural and unique to that planter.
Pair up Igor with Audra from this series, they are paradoxical pairs and we love how they can inspire stories just being together.
Planter: Black-fired Terracotta
Illustration: Acrylic & Emulsion
Diametre: 10 cm
Height: 14 cm
This planter is for indoor use only. To clean stains from the illustrated area and/ remove fungus, you can wipe the surface with vinegar and water at 1:1 ratio. Avoid using hard chemicals or abrasives on the surface.
To err is human, and sometimes, incomparably beautiful. Every planters is the output of a series of processes all governed by hands. Each planter pot, after a process of wheel-throwing, are shaped and moulded by hand for their asymmetric form and contours. As a result, each piece is bound is carry varying forms of dips and dimples, from piece to piece. The moulded and high-fired pots are then exposed to smoke for hours for its natural black colour. Some planters may carry traces of brown, which is completely natural and unique to each planter. They are entirely hand-illustrated, a process that takes many hours to complete, and therefore, there will be slight variations in its illustration from the image provided.
Curator | Designer
The Founder and Creative Director of Earth Heart, the Bangalore based illustrator and graphic designer is known for his multidisciplinary approach to design. As an ever-evolving designer, he is currently working with product, interior and architectural design.