This Stunning, Global Pottery Will Satisfy Your Wanderlust

Even if you can't get to Japan this year, you can still get a Japanese artisan planter for next-level shelfies.

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January 28, 2019

Hand-Built Canyon Planter

These wonderfully unique planters are created using a Japanese technique called Nerikomi. This ancient practice allows you to layer different colors of clay to create swirling, marbled landscapes in pottery form. Each planter is available in three color combos and features a convenient drainage hole.

Buy It: Food52, $54

Hand-Thrown Ramekins

We love this gorgeously simple set of ramekins. Each one is made from a local North Carolina stoneware, then hand-glazed for an extra earthy look. They're super versatile and could work for a variety of uses beyond the kitchen.

Buy It: Food52, $64 (Set of 3)

Rustic Bowl Planter

Here's a chic, bowl-shaped planter that looks like it was just unearthed at an archaeological dig. Use this for a plant that might need a bit more breathing room in its pot. Or, show it off on your dinner or brunch table as a gorgeous serving piece.

Buy It: Jungalow, $66

Sienna Black + White Vase

This graphic vase is crafted in a small Tuscan village by master pottery artisans. They use a simple glaze, as well as a technique called "engobbio," which allows them to apply the contrasting black glaze in geometrical patterns on the pottery. Once the vase is fired in a kiln, an additional light patina glaze is applied to give the piece an antique look. The result: no two vases look the same, and each is truly unique.

Buy It: CB2, $89.95

Stoneware Lace Canisters

These handmade, lace-inspired vases are perfect for those who love fresh flower arrangements. The design is created by pressing the clay with actual pieces of lace, resulting in a beautiful, two-tone texture. Try using the smaller ones as a desk accessory or a toothbrush holder. The large vase would work well as a pretty display option for utensils on your kitchen counter.

Buy It: Food52, $84-$128

Porcelain Wind Chimes

Feast your eyes (and ears!) on these funky wind chimes, made of bright blue porcelain and hand-crafted by artisans in Portland, Oregon. Available in either an eight-disc or four-disc size, you can keep things simple with one or group them for a more significant impact.

Buy It: Food52, $48-$72

Nested Prong Bowls

These gorgeous bowls are made from hand-sculpted, terracotta earthenware and come in a range of sizes. Use them to store fruits or vegetables in your kitchen or as coffee table decor.

Buy It: Food52, $85-$300

Striped Vase

These hand-molded, striped vases feature bold and funky patterns. The gray-and-white palette keeps things more neutral and reserved.

Buy It: Pier 1, $7.99-$12.99

Rayas Azul Textured Planter

Textured, hand-painted planters in the perfect size for any shelf? YES, PLEASE. These lovely, boho vessels are just what your "shelfies" have been looking for. Use them for a small cactus or a pretty bouquet.

Buy It: Jungalow, $25

MCM Planter

This lovely indoor planter sits on a handsome wood stand, bringing some fun contrast to the bright-blue turquoise hue. Inspired by planters from the '50s and '60s, this baby features carved lines and dots.

Buy It: West Elm, $19 (Small)