Arms&Crafts is a handmade ceramic set made by KRASZNAI Ceramics. Each of the pieces features arms and legs that jut out from the main body of the piece, creating a funny and playful look which is also a little bit eerie. Some people might be amused by the sight of two arms stretching out from a ceramic milk cartoon as though it is trying to give you a hug, but to some people, this sight can be frightening. Either way, I think most people will agree that these pieces of crockery and decorations are unique, creative, and original.
There are five pieces in this collection: Mug, Milk, Bowl, Bowling, and Vase. Each of the pieces has several designs, all of which are made of clean white ceramics and features the arms and/or legs. The first three pieces arequite functional; the decorative sculpted arms do not get in the way of the main functions of such food and beverages containers. There are at least two designs for the Mug, one with the arms stretched upwards, as if the mug is holding an invisible burden above its invisible head, and the other with the arms open for a virtual embrace. The Milk design,which that takes the shape of a milk cartoon, also looks like it wants to give an embrace, and the opening where the milk pours down looks almost like an open mouth. Bowl has the most design variants. One has the embracing arms not unlike the ones in Mug and Milk. Another has arms and legs spread out from the main body. The last one has arms that grow from the inside of the bowl, instead of from the outside as in the other designs. When this particular bowl design is filled with food or liquid, it looks as if a man is drowning in the content of the bowl and he’s reaching out for your help. That’s pretty scary, but it’s also quite humorous.
Bowling and Vase are the most decorative (and the least functional) of the five pieces.As its name suggests, Bowling has the shape of a bowling pin with arms that stretch forward. The Vase has a rather narrow neck, and tiny hands that are disproportionate to the big, bulging shape of its main body.These last two pieces are obviously the most suitable for decorations, but the first three pieces—Mug, Milk, and Bowl—can also be used for decoration if eating from them feels too scary for you. And besides, these ceramic set makes an awesome birthday gift, don’t you think?