During my stint in KC, I was able to explore all over the city and found myself constantly motivated by the culture and art scene there. Kansas City is very underrated, but that is part of what makes it so wonderful. Just as you root for the underdog in a film, you have to cheer for the cities that don't get enough credit for their awesomeness.
One of the makers I was able to meet while I lived in KC was Chentell Shannon of Convivial Production. Her clean, stunning ceramics were stocked at several stores across the city, including one of my favorites, Golden & Pine. Chentell graduated in 2013 and began making ceramics in an attic studio. Only a few short years later, and she has expanded both her team and her production capacity with a recent studio relocation to the West Bottoms district.
When I first saw Convivial pieces, I immediately fell in love with the hanging planters, and bought a set in large and small. They now hang in my living room and house an array of succulents, bringing some green goodness to my home. Most of my guests obsess over the planters when they visit, so I figured in addition to sharing the secret with them, I would also share it with you all.
Images Credit: Convivial Production via Instagram