Brooklyn-based ceramics studio Group Partner has gained internet stardom for its comical ceramic pots with boobs, tan lines and speedos, and too right – we want them all. Founded in 2012 by Isaac Nichols and Steph Smith, the studio now comprises a small team hand-making and selling joyful ceramic works for happy customers worldwide.
Isaac’s designs take the age-old practice of sculpting human anatomy and make it funny. A couple of years ago he released the original boob pot, a ceramic plant pot with small protruding breasts covered by a bikini, and they were so popular now the range has diversified big time. The boobs come dressed in swimming costumes with leaf patterns, banana-patterns, polka dots, hearts, Hockney-inspired crescent brushstrokes, or even boob-patterns (how meta).
More recently the studio has released the tanline pots, in light and dark “skin” tones, where the swimming costume has been removed from the boob pots, revealing the results of its apparent sunbathing session. These also come in special edition versions with “feminist fighting words for these dark times”, emblazoned in speech bubbles, stating “My Body My Choice” and “Pussy Grabs Back". These are part of a campaign for Planned Parenthood, with all profits going to the organisation.
Group Partner has also made a male counterpart in the crotch pots, which feature a torso and a speedo-encased package that rests subtly on the table.
- Peter Judson messes with depth perception in new personal project, Infection
- Friday Mixtape: Robbie Simon's mix for a party at 9am, with no end in sight
- Jack Davison captures the “progress of time” for Noon magazine
- Kyung Me’s detailed series tells the tale of a cat struggling with identity
- Dressed in Black: the resolute book covers of the Spektrum series
- Dima Shriyeav’s textured poster designs incorporate hand-drawn and digital elements
- Fashion photographer Miles Aldridge shoots the cast of Game of Thrones for Time Magazine
- The Netherlands’ royal crest changes gender for national women’s football team kit by Nike
- Peek inside erotic magazine Odiseo’s very NSFW tenth issue
- Rick and Morty’s Exquisite Corpse trailer features 22 animators including Simon Landrein and Bendik Kaltenborn
- Design director, Gail Bichler, on The New York Times Magazine typography exhibition
- Mark Shaw captures the glamour of haute couture runways from the 1950s