The two part ceramic planter by Mari Masot falls somewhere between sculpture and practical object. The top and base are interchangeable with the other pieces in this series and can be used as a planter or as a beautiful object.
• Unglazed and pigmented Catalan stoneware
• Approximately 23cm high x 18cm diameter
• Entirely handmade with slight variations to be expected and embraced
• Made in Barcelona, Spain
Mari Masot is the ceramics line and nom de plume of American-born artist and designer Marissa McInturff. With a background in architecture and food styling, she draws her inspiration from the harmonious interaction between nature and human creativity.
Marissa started working with clay in 2016, and works from a sunny studio in Barcelona's Poblenou neighbourhood. She makes her pieces in small batches and entirely by hand, striking a balance between the traditional nature of the medium, and the industrial and architectural influences of her designs.
Mari Masot two-part plant pots are thrown from a sandy-textured, high grog stoneware that remains slightly porous after firing. This makes them perfect for plants, as the roots can breathe easier. They’re particularly good for cactus and succulents, who like to dry out completely between waterings.
If you use your two-part plant pot for more moisture-loving plants, the surface of your pot could develop a patina - which has its own very organic beauty, but is something to keep in mind. If you don't like the idea of the patina, we recommend using a small plastic-like compostable bag to line the pot - with a hole at the bottom for drainage, of course.
When it's time to water the plant, carry the top part to a sink or other area where it can drain free, and let the water run out before replacing it on the base. The base of the two-part plant pot is designed to catch a few drips, but not to hold a lot of water - it could leach out. For this reason, we don't recommend using your two-part plant pot as a vase.
Cleaning the pot is most easily done under running water, with a soft- or medium-bristle brush.