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Mexican Terracotta Pottery



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We have been importing Mexican garden planters for over 17 years. While the clay is heavy, very dark and considered porous it is still in high demand because of it's unique designs & original styles.

The Mexican clay pottery that we import have very distinctive designs.  It's very rough, porous and many times lined with a black tar product, that helps to prolong the life of the clay.  Each design is usually hand made and so each one is slightly different.  One thing we can say is unless the outside of the planter is sealed with a water proof product the clay will break down from water and sun exposure.

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These planters are not made to last and will start to deteriorate after a season of use.  Our terracotta sealer will not waterproof the pot but it will help to prolong the life of the clay by laying down a barrier of protection.  Just brush it on and let it dry.

Many of the styles, like garden hose containers, strawberry jars, pocket pots and animal planters have been standards in the industry for years and continue to be good sellers.  These same patterns and styles are not being produced by other suppliers.

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When it comes to price point, Mexican terracotta can't be beat.  It is very inexpensive because it is easy to make, the clay is a powder product and it's fired in wood burning kilns instead of gas.  Since the durability factor is poor we recommend using them with perennials and annuals flowers that will last only one season.

Good designs, unique styles and easy ability make these garden planters good sellers.

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Post Last Updated: 5/3/2017 3:27:22 PM 

Easter Place Card Clay Flowerpots



Easter Place Cards Clay Flowerpots
 
You want this year to be extra special.  Not only are you preparing a wonderful Easter Supper but you have decided to put some extra effort into decorating the Easter Table.  Well, we are here to help. We though this idea was super easy and totally elegant.  
 
Not only is this DIY idea for a Easter Place Card inexpensive but it's easy to do. Take a clay garden planter and saucer.  Write each guest name with a paint pen on the side.  Fill the clay pot with shredded colorful paper.  Add a Chocolate Rabbit or Rooster as the centerpiece of the pot.  Be sure and use an over-sized animal to get the full effect. Then surround the chocolate animal with Easter candy treats. A clever touch is to fill the saucer with chocolate eggs.  It just looks adorable.  

Our clay flowerpots are inexpensive, made in Italy of the finest, most compact and smooth clay and come in many sizes to choose from. From small 3" pots to extra large planters, we sell all sizes of clay flowerpots and ship them across the United States.  

Take a few extra minutes this year and make your Easter table decorative & personal! We are here to help!
 
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Post Last Updated: 12/14/2016 3:08:41 PM 

St Patrick's Day Flower Pots



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Saw this cute idea for Spring & St. Patrick's Day all rolled into one and had to share. 


Start with a clay flowerpot.  We sell terracotta pots from Italy which means you are starting with a compact, smooth clay pot that is known in the pottery industry as the best clay pots available anywhere.  Each pot is formed and then fired in a gas kiln so they are virtually identical. Of course they start with the finest clay material.

Find a green color of acrylic paint. Here you see two different shades which make a great contrast and interest.  Spray or paint the pots, let them dry completely.  Line the rim around the opening of the pot with a ribbon and glue or tape together.  Then drop a plant of your choice inside.  You don't even need to plant directly into the pottery.  So, when the plant looks a bit worn you can just pop it out and put in another kind.  Super Easy!  

These make wonderful gifts for family, friends, neighbors or co-workers.  And, you get to have some fun making them.  It's a win - win situation.  Get your Italian Clay Pots right here at Arizona Pottery. Click here.
 
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Post Last Updated: 12/14/2016 3:23:57 PM 

Thanksgiving Decorating Tips



 DIY Decorating a Thanksgiving table with garden pottery

Add a colorful touch to your holiday gathering with these tips.

Wondering what to do this year for your holiday decorating.  With family coming for Thanksgiving you want to add a touch of color and warmth.  They key is to surround your home and create a tablescape with warm colors & terracotta tones.  Add burnt orange blooms, petite pumpkins, and rustic touches with plain clay flowerpots

The terracotta pottery has a warm tone to it that compliments the orange and rust colored flowers.  Line your table with pots of mums and geraniums so that after the holiday they will still last and you can enjoy the pots for months not days.


Turn Flowerpots into a Thanksgiving tablescape

Use clay flowerpots as place-cards, to hold crayons for children to use and have them decorate a picture you can all share.  This is not the time for bright spring colored planters or plant materials.  Rust, orange, wine, forest green, deep reds, terracotta, browns & burnt tones.

Try to sprinkle a splash or two around the house.  Place flowerpots on side tables on the entry hall. Of course, adding a few pumpkins or gourds always decorates things up.    Donít forget to put pots, pumpkins and mums at the front door so that your guests will be welcomed with a splash of color and a touch of the Thanksgiving holiday. Fill pots with candy corn and sweet treats. The point is to have fun, come up with clever ideas and enjoy the holiday.


 Thanksgiving table decorations using terracotta flower pots

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