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Hand-Crafted Painted And Glazed Ceramic Talavera Planter
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Hand-Crafted Painted And Glazed Ceramic Talavera Planter

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Hand-Crafted Painted And Glazed Ceramic Talavera Planter
Our Hand-Crafted Glazed Ceramic Talavera Planter is handmade and hand painted by Mexican artists using authentic centuries old Talavera techniques, a fascinating blend of Eastern and Western folk art influences. Each ceramic accent is one of a kind and fashioned from natural clay.

Talavera is a type of majolica earthenware, distinguished by its white base glaze. Traditional Talavera pottery only comes from the city of Puebla and the communities of Atlixco, Cholula and Tecali, as the clays needed and the history of this craft are both centered there. All pieces are hand-thrown on a potter's wheel. Mexico.

Use our Hand-Crafted Glazed Ceramic Talavera Planter indoors or out. The pieces are weather resistant but not frost resistant, so it is recommended to bring them inside during the coldest winter months.

• Talavera painted, glazed ceramic planter
• Hand crafted and hand painted—each one is unique
• Talavera artwork is a great way to add color and interest to any area
• For use indoors or out; do not leave outside during frost

Medium Planter 14-1/2" dia. x 12-1/2"H

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The Olla: A Brief History

Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.

When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.

The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.

Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!

How it Works:

Water is pulled directly through the terra-cotta!

Read more about Ollas on our blog.

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