Pot Yer Tits Away Luv

Originally featured here on The 405. 

Emma Low is the Leeds based artist behind Pot Yer Tits Away Luv, “a brand that specialises in tit pots, celebrating the fact that we are all wonderful in our uniqueness.”

“It actually started out as a bit of a joke between my boyfriend and I. I made him a pot for Christmas,” he posted it on Instagram, and the rest is pretty much history. Emma noticed a gap in the market for ornamental pottery breasts, and with a push in the direction of Leeds College of Art by her boyfriend, she enrolled in a 10-week pottery-making course. “I learnt so much, got to meet some really lovely people and finally felt like I could maybe do something creative with my life. I feel like I’m naturally quite a creative person but I hadn’t ever found my niche. Working with clay can be very therapeutic, obviously, there are times where it makes me want to pull every single hair out my head but the majority of the time it’s very relaxing.”

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Nudity in art is no revelation; it’s existed almost since the creation of art itself. But could it be partly responsible for adding to the narrative that women are objects of lust when naked? Potentially. “I feel like up until pretty recently, nudity in art was about women being objects of sexual desire. Now I feel like we are reaching a point where women are reclaiming their bodies and actually expressing themselves, not for the male gaze, but more for their own liberation. I want people to feel liberated by the pots I make.”

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“I grew up in a very nudity-friendly household, it’s something that has always been part of my life and I don’t see it as that much of a big deal. The female form is something that I find so fascinating, to me all female forms are gorgeous. It makes me sad that so many women hate their bodies because society tells them that they must fit into a certain category to be considered ‘beautiful’.

“Every breast is different, I feel like my style definitely represents that. You see a lot of boobs nowadays – printed on t-shirts, bed sheets, mugs etc. but to me it’s always the same boobs. The pert, round, ‘perfect’ pair. I feel like my pots are much more inclusive. You can have whatever you’d like because they are custom made. I want everyone to feel celebrated.”

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Emma has incorporated her witty nature, artistic flair, and a really fucking important message by making her pots. “I think it’s not only important to highlight the fact that so many people who love their bodies feel uncelebrated by life but also how often misogyny creeps into our day to day lives. I feel like at a certain stage in my life I wouldn’t have been brave enough to stand up to someone telling me to ‘Put my tits away’ but I definitely would now.”

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But what’s next? How many titty pots can one person make? “I have lots of collaborations in the pipeline, just waiting for Christmas to get out the way. I’m gonna do more pottery courses and I’d love to eventually have my own studio with a kiln. I’m not really sure where I see the business going, I’m just trying to enjoy it right now.”

What can you do with your pair of custom-made boobs? “At the moment the pots are made out of air-drying clay so, apart from decoration, not a lot. You can put plants in them but make sure to keep them away from water, use them to home your make up brushes or just to display.”

You can buy your own customised titty pot at potyertitsawayluv.com and @potyertitsawayluv.

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