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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Panama Pottery

It's the "gathering ideas together stage" for my California State Flower, Food and Garden Show garden display. I'm thinking Modern Mexican, so I'm looking for Mexican pottery, maybe sculpture ...
indigenous clay sculpture
I loved these pieces in the window at Panama Pottery,  locked up in a metal shed. For sale?

copper and metal gate fountain
 I also really liked the fountain made with a copper basin attached to a metal gate (by Jorge Lozano of Lozano's Art in Sacramento)!

strawberry jars at Panama Pottery
These strawberry jars might work ... I'm  incorporating edibles in my landscape... vegetables, citrus ... hmmm.....strawberries?

I was told that the inventory is low at this time of year (January/February) but really picks up starting in March and April. I saw a large volume of pots on hand, so it must be crowded in the spring. The company carrys a wide range of pottery, handmade terra cotta that they fire on site, as well as Talavera pottery, imported from Mexico ...

Talavera pottery

lots of pottery
and, a wide range of imported pottery, both rustic and glazed.

It also has sculpture ...
more Talavera

classes (mosaic, clay hand building and wheel throwing, for teens and adults),

and, if you're ready to go big time with your ceramc art, studio spaces that are available for rent.
Storage Lockers at Panama Pottery
 ...lizards, clay knife holders, and a peek into one of their storage lockers for their resident potters,

Beehive Kiln at Panama Pottery
who get to use their beehive kilns. Very impressive!

If that's not enough variety for you, one of their potters is also a farmer who brings in fresh eggs and seasonal produce available on Saturdays, sometimes. Check them out, they're happy to have visitors, even school tours! Panama Pottery, celebrating its 98th year in business!

Panama Pottery Sign

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  1. What a great place to visit! I love your idea for the show! Lots of vibrant colors. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

  2. Nice strawberry pots- good sized holes and decent rims to keep the water in well.