The colorful and charming Mexican Talavera ceramic planters

A Mexican ceramic planter is a great way to plant flowers or vegetables in a way that can be both an attractive decoration and a practical addition to your gardening area. In particular Mexican Talavera planters will add charm,color and light to your outdoors landscape.

While fired ceramic presents some unique problems when it comes to being made into items like roofing tiles because it is porous,this quality makes ceramic planters a great way for plants to gradually absorb water left in a dish that the planter sits in.

Talavera Ceramic pots can be textured or smooth and have a variety of other finishes. If you can bear to water your plant a bit more often,you can find a number of painted ceramic planters that are much more attractive than traditional terracotta’s brownish red. The art of pottery creation has been in Mexico for centuries and passed from generation to generation. The most distinctive trait of a Mexican Talavera planter is its colors: Vibrant,strong and radiant.

A painted ceramic planter will look great indoors or in an outdoors patio area. Mexican planters are hand-made and hand-painted with the same care and tradition of outstanding craftsmanship as Mexican Talavera tiles,both of which,by the way,can be found at Fine Crafts Imports.

You might think of a planter as a fairly large contraption. Planters can come in all sort of different sizes,they can be as small as a bowl,which would be a great place to store flowers at a dining room table or herbs to grow within reach of your kitchen. However,the most common size will be at least 10″ diameter to hold dirt and a plant in your garden. there are also the vertical planter version,which attaches usually to a wall and the plant hangs out of it.

You could also paint a terra cotta planter yourself (not the Talavera type,though). Having children paint a small planter is a great gift idea for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. Apply water sealant to the planter before applying a base coat of paint. While water sealant negates ceramic’s porous qualities,it is important to apply it so that the paint you apply won’t bubble or crack as water attempts to move through the ceramic. A handmade ceramic planter is nice but for a professional looking planter painted by an expert,it is usually best to buy a ceramic planter that doubles as a piece of art.

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