Lesser people might be insulted by the suggestion from a friend that their pottery “looks like fruit and vegetables”, but interior stylist and ceramicist Hsian Jung took the comment in his stride, transforming his burgeoning pottery project into The Fruit Shop, a greengrocer-inspired online store selling beautiful handmade pots.
Hsian’s pieces, delicate-looking, and entirely unique, painted in a myriad of different pastels, do look something like fruit and veg, it has to be said. Accordingly, this collection is inspired by the cantaloupe, a melon-like fruit, and next up are plans for pumpkin and onion inspired-pieces. He explains: “I prefer making pottery by hand to making it with a potter’s wheel; it creates a more individual, unique texture. For me, making pottery is always conflict; I want to make it as perfect and as accurate as I can but at the same time I know I’ll never get there. So, I start appreciating and embracing its never-perfection.”
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