Shop It Now: Ceramic art by MudPuppy

This post was written by guest contributor Jess Chamberlain, a Seattle-based writer whose love of good design is second only to her passion for environmentally friendly—and locavore—living. Look for her #MadeInAmerica posts all month on our blog.

Hanging Air Plant Cradle, $36.
These beauties are the creations of Denver, Colorado clay craftsman Michael McDowell. A hobbiest-turned-pro, Mike fashions each piece by hand in his River North Arts District ceramics studio. Inspired by the dimensions of his own home (small space, tall ceilings), Mike is known for compact, vertical wares that beautifully fuse form and function.

He also saves you a trip to the nursery: Each vessel comes with its own airplant! (Also: Check out Mike's incredible Contemporary Ceramics Pinterest board. He's the only person I know with ONE MILLION followers!)

Skull planter, $32.
Moon wind chimes, $125.

Terracotta pinch pot planter, $15.
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