CERAMICS AND GARDEN ACCENTS

Sunshine Nursery carries a vast variety of water features and glazed pots to suit your fancy. From the tiny pots to the giant urns, they come in a beautiful array of colors to create drama and effect in your garden. Container gardening adds fragrance and style to terraces, decks, patios and pools. They can also hide eyesores around your home.

Glazed pottery began in China centuries ago. Chinese techniques and designs were brought to Vietnam when they ruled the country then brought to Spain by the Moors. From there it spread to the rest of Europe and to Mexico.

Sunshine Nursery focuses on traditional pottery from Vietnam and from Mexico.

Vietnamese pottery and ceramics has a long history spanning back to thousands of years ago. Its ceramics combine informality with great technical skill. The combination of skilled potting, rigorous shape, casual finish, free painting and accidental glaze effects, are all features of typical Vietnamese ceramic tradition. The ceramics offer a great variety of textures, decorative styles and colors such as teals, turquoise, aquamarine, electric blue, cobalt blue, burgundy, firebrick, chocolate, all these colors in a crescendo of shades.

Talavera is the oldest tin-glazed ceramic in America. Its technique was brought to Mexico by the Spanish in the first century of the colonial period. Modern Talavera pieces are made with the original 16th century methods. It is a mixture of Chinese, Arabic, Italian, Spanish and indigenous ceramic techniques and characteristics. All pieces are hand-made and the glazes contain tin and lead. The glaze must craze, be slightly porous and milky-white. Only six colors are permitted: blue, yellow, black, green, orange, and mauve. These colors must be made from natural pigments.

Sunshine Nursery’s friendly team will help you to choose your ceramic piece that surprises and inspires!

SUNSHINE NURSERY & GARDEN CENTER

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