cambridge contemporary crafts

Namnam Ceramics

Namiko Murakoshi speaking about her Hairy Babe ceramic pots:

"Some people take care of plants as if they are their children. They water, weed, stroke, and even talk to their plants. Unfortunately, plants cannot talk back — but wouldn’t it be nice if they showed a bit more character? Each Hairy Babe has a different facial expression, and they are all made to make people smile."

"The Hairy Babes are made from Terracotta Crank, a mixture of terracotta and coarse stoneware clay. They are hand-thrown on the wheel, fired to 1220°C and named after my friends and family (so, yes, I do have at least one story for each!). They are all different and unique, just like we are. I make ceramics for everyday life— ceramics for more smiles.  A smile gives a huge power not only to the people who see the smile, but also to the person who generates the smile."


Perfect match: we sell cute little succulent plants that look great in these pots.


These products are not yet available to buy online, but do email us at or give us a ring on 01223 361200 if you wish to enquire about a particular piece.