Tuesday, June 11, 2013

From Spring To Summer

Its been a very busy spring at Frost Pottery Garden.  We've enjoyed lots of new inventory so far this season. New metal spinners and balancers, concrete Turtles inlaid with seashells, glow in the dark and solar plant stakes, and lots and lots of beautiful Pottery. The spring flowers have been beautiful and are now giving way to the more heat tolerant summer ones. We have more choices of Plumerias this year than we've ever had, and most of the new cuttings already have flower spikes. Our succulent variety is better than ever,  we've added lots of sedums, and continue our search for more unusual species.  Pottery has been a little challenging this season. We've been told there are labor problems in Vietnam, making it harder for our Wholesalers. One of our main suppliers has left the area. Don't worry, we just worked twice as hard to find the best prices, best quality and most unique Pottery out there.  If  I can remember how I'll post some pictures.  If your planing a trip to the Beach this Summer come and check us out. Mexico Beach is absolutely beautiful. The water is clear, the seafood is great and the fishing is good. Like us on FaceBook for the most up to date stuff happening at Frost Pottery Garden.  If you need more information, you can always call me at 850-541-2839.  See you at the Beach.


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Talavera - is it Moorish ? Asian ? Spanish ? or Mexican ?

YES it is!

It's believed that the process of making ceramics began in Egypt, and spread across the globe.  Moors discovered the process of a creamy white glaze made with tin. This made the perfect background for their intricate and colorful designs. Along with other mineral pigments, the Moors took their pottery making into Spain when they invaded in the 8th century. Their influence on Spanish artistic expression became ingrained over the centuries.

The name Talavera comes from the city of Talavera de La Reina, Spain. The Spaniards from this city brought their pottery craftsmanship to the new world and taught the indigenous people of Mexico the art and techniques they had practiced for centuries. While the people of Mexico had a  rich history of producing pottery long before the arrival of the Spaniards, new techniques such as the wheel, tin based glazes, and new styles were introduced. The combination of the newly learned techniques and the techniques of the indigenous people of Mexico gave birth to a new form of pottery, Talavera.

Meanwhile, in the late 16th century, China and Spain began trade relations via Mexico. The Mexicans began to incorporate the designs and techniques that were found on Chinese porcelain. The feather and floral motifs, the blue and white color, and even the barrel-shaped pottery were some of the Chinese influences that we still see today on modern pieces of Talavera pottery.

Talavera and other ceramics from Mexico truly are the "melting pots" of the pottery world.


Monday, November 26, 2012

It's getting cold outside!

I just want to remind all of you here at the beach about the cold weather coming. Your exotic and tropical plants and flowers will need to be covered and/or moved indoors since most cannot survive a freeze or a frost. The temps are supposed to start dropping pretty quick.

Even with the cold weather coming, we still have some beautiful blooms in the garden. Here's an Epiphyiium day bloomer:

Remember to move your plumerias inside. Just covering them is not enough. We just finished bringing all of ours inside for the season.  Here's one of our Rainbow Plumerias. I can't wait until they bloom again.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Visit our shop for beautiful Holiday gifts!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The New Pottery Garden is Open

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving, our new location is all set up and ready for you to come and shop. We've had a new Pottery shipment and Talavera Pottery. The Gift shop is Full and new succulents are on the way. If you have any special Christmas request now is the time to call me. We do have a new business phone 850-899-9280, my cell is still the best way to reach me 850-541-2839. We put a sign up at the old business location but it was removed, so please help us pass the word about our move. We're still open 7 days a week. We're opening at 9 and closing at Dark, which is around 5. We may do some special late nites for Christmas, I'll post it before we do. Thanks again to all our loyal customers and Friends. We hope to see you soon. I'm gonna post some pictures,enjoy. Dena

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Moving to Mexico Beach

Hello Again, Big News at the Pottery Garden. We're moving to Mexico Beach. Our actual address is 2904-C Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL 32410 If you send us any mail you need to put the zip as 32456. A little confusing, but we're getting used to it. We're very excited about the move. If your in the area and looking for a land mark, we will be right next door to Beach Pizza. For the past two weeks the pottery has been buy one get one free and most of it has sold. There are still a few pieces at that sale price. We felt it would be less costly to sell and reorder than to try and move it. We will have new pottery coming as soon as we reopen. Even if you missed our sale we always offer the lowest prices possible and still make a little ourselves. At the new store we will have new items, but will still carry lots of the items you depend on us to have. We will be closed the last week of October to make the final move. If your coming that week and need something please feel free to call me on my cell 850-541-2839. So long to Port St. Joe, HELLO MEXICO BEACH

Friday, July 30, 2010

Hours update

Hello Everyone, All is well at the Pottery Garden. The beaches are beautiful, we haven't seen any oil. It's hot , but this is Florida and it is summer. Our store Hours are 10:00 to 8:00 Monday thru Saturday, and 10:00 to 6:00 on Sunday. After school starts the middle of August we will start closing at 7:00. We live here at the Garden so if for some reason you need to come by during our off hours all you need to do is call and we will try to accommodate. 850-541-2839 Hope to see you soon, Dena