Go FIGURE: Spice up your space with these body positive, hand-painted pots

…or should we say Pepper POTS? Pun intended.

If you know just where to look, the internet is a treasure trove for cute finds and lovely handcrafted pieces. And let’s be honest: handmade or even hand-painted pieces have quite a charm of their own. But why so? Is it because each piece feels like it’s personally made for you? Or is it the slight imperfections that make the piece seem more craft-like — more artisan in nature?

Whatever reason you may have, handicrafts are a breath of fresh air from the mass-produced commercial items. It has this rustic, almost unfinished look that appeals to a certain market. And if you fit into that category, then say hello to Pepper’s Picks!


Pepper’s Picks is an Instagram shop that curates both thrifted ceramics and hand-painted pots. A haven for artisan pieces, this shop is known primarily for its hand-painted terracotta pots. Each pot is painted using hand-mixed chalk paint, which is then sealed inside and out to protect the design. From rustic tones to bright colors and even neutrals, this Laguna-based shop offers a wide range of designs for every avid collector. And yes, they make perfect homes for your plant babies!

Just look at some of its body-positive designs and abstract figures:

Photo from Pepper's Picks

Photo from Pepper’s Picks

Photo from Pepper's Picks

Photo from Pepper’s Picks

Photo from Pepper's Picks

Photo from Pepper’s Picks

How to Order

For on-hand ceramics and pots, Pepper’s Picks implements a “mine” system, where the first one to comment and settle payment gets the piece. Once your order is confirmed, you have 48 hours to pay via BPI or BDO bank transfer, GCash, or even PayPal. Orders will then be shipped out on the nearest Saturday through Grab, Angkas, or Lalamove for those within Metro Manila, Laguna, or other nearby areas. On the other hand, if you’re from other provinces, your orders will be sent through LBC or GoGo Xpress.

If you would like to order a custom hand-painted piece, you need to first send your design to the shop. After Pepper’s Picks confirms that they can do it, you can then settle your payment. Do take note that there is a 2 to 3 week lead time for production once payment is confirmed. Prices will vary depending on the size and quantity of your pot/s, and can start from PHP 300 apiece to PHP 2,500 for a set of 3.

Message Pepper’s Picks over on Instagram to start your collection!

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