ON TREND: Patterns

When patterns are at play, surfaces are activated and compositions get more exciting. I think of Anamese’s eclectic range of patterned pottery as a toolbox for fixing a sleepy situation in the garden.

 

Tangier Planter

The architectural motif of the Tangier Crucible, pictured in Riverstone, definitely has some pizzazz but maintains a dignified aire with a gentle, vertically-aligned pattern.

 

Breeze Bowl

The Breeze Bowl’s light hearted lines, pictured in Celadon, lighten up the mood. Fun, informal, and with all the flow as you can hope to squeeze into a compact piece.

 

Artichoke Planter

Our Artichoke Planter’s larger, leaf motif preserves some of the elegant qualities of organic design while lending visual interest and movement to its setting. Pictured in Vietnamese Unglazed.

 

 

Moroccan Urn

Playful and tactile, the Moroccan Urn might be our most uniquely patterned piece. It’s smartly designed with smaller motif for it’s bigger stature. I love the way its pattern continues through the rimless opening. Pictured in Winter Sky and Celadon.

 

ABOUT ANAMESE

Anamese has been importing and distributing these beautiful pottery collections since 1998.  Celebrating the beauty and diversity of container gardening, Anamese continues to offer these unique and exceptionally well-made pots to our customers.  As our collections continue to evolve, we remain committed to new designs, mediums and finishes from classic to contemporary.  Our passion is as always, good honest customer service.

 

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Niki Epstein

Niki’s enthusiasm and love of nature are key to her success as a plant stylist.  Her designs have been featured in Garden and Gun, Elle Decor, Southern Living and more.  She was awarded “Design Master of Landscaping” by New Orleans Magazine in 2018.  She believes the best education is ongoing and nothing beats the experience of getting your hands dirty and learning by growing.

Her attention to detail, creativity, concern for budget, and curiosity for environmental concerns are evident in her work. Her installations feature foliage and flowers, and include maintenance plans to ensure her clients can enjoy their green space year round.  She sources high quality containers and that’s why she comes back to Anamese Pottery over and over. She can help you find the perfect place for your pots and plants.

 

 

HIGHLIGHT: Tall Jars

Oh, the heights to which Anamese will go! Yes, our Tall Jars are really tall! All over 45 inches. All scream drama and luxury.  So stand up straight and have a look!

 

Tall Temple Jar

The tallest of the tall, the Tall Temple Jar, pictured in Artesian Reef, is 57” and a soaring addition to any garden.

 

Tall Starfruit

With its bold vegetal form, the Tall Starfruit is as confident as it is lofty. Pictured in Copper, 55”.

 

Palermo Jar

Rugged and full of old world charm, the Palermo Jar in Aegean finish clocks in at 51”.

 

Turin Tall

The Turin Tall’s 47” height makes it’s 27″ mouth that much more impressive. I love it planted with a large leaf like elephant ears.

 

Pharaoh Jar

The most elegant of our tall jars, the Pharaoh Jar’s bold, curving rim certainly makes a statement at 46”.

 

ABOUT ANAMESE

Anamese has been importing and distributing these beautiful pottery collections since 1998.  Celebrating the beauty and diversity of container gardening, Anamese continues to offer these unique and exceptionally well-made pots to our customers.  As our collections continue to evolve, we remain committed to new designs, mediums and finishes from classic to contemporary.  Our passion is as always, good honest customer service.

 

SUMMER TRANSITIONS: Artesian Reef

Artesian Reef is a richly textured glaze that’s quite the chameleon. Vibrant blues and greens recede into warm, earthy undertones. This glaze is still on show special: 15% off through the month of August, so make your move before it disappears!

 

Toggle Pot

The Toggle Pot’s minimalist design allows its finish and plantings to take center stage.

 

Tall Egg

The Tall Egg is a Toggle Pot with a slightly wider mouth that suits fuller growth well. Here you can see how the tones of Artesian Reef work with both the cooler vegetation and the warmer tile.

 

Empress Jar

The Empress Jar’s waist-like and upturned rim makes for a striking and stylish profile.

 

ABOUT ANAMESE

Anamese has been importing and distributing these beautiful pottery collections since 1998.  Celebrating the beauty and diversity of container gardening, Anamese continues to offer these unique and exceptionally well-made pots to our customers.  As our collections continue to evolve, we remain committed to new designs, mediums and finishes from classic to contemporary.  Our passion is as always, good honest customer service.

 

 

 

 

GLOWING LIGHTS & SUMMER NIGHTS

Good light design creates an extended “living room” outdoors. To make your new “room” feel spacious, take advantage of the whole outdoor space. Lighting features include uplights on trees and wallwash lights on large geographic features like boulders and of course, pottery. Warmer light is often recommended for outdoor ambient light, it’s easier on the eyes. But when lighting pottery you can factor in the piece’s color. You may want to use cooler lights on blue or green pottery, especially if it will be a centerpiece.

Water features like our bubblers take wonderfully to light too, especially light of different colors, and can be stunning with uplighting or downlighting. Water also suits fun colors for special occasions.

Safety is most important when using an outdoor space at night. Use path and area lights to illuminate walkways and driveways. Always take extra care to have well-lit stepping stones, elevation changes and transitions.

Light design may involve some trial and error. But once you’ve found the right balance you’ve also found your way back to a summertime you can enjoy the right way – which is outside!

Shangri La

This bubbler, made with the Shangri La in Malachite, benefits from a softer, ambient lighting approach that allows all the colors of Malachite to shimmer through.

 

Egg Jar

The Egg Jar in Heavy Metal works well under indirect light because its rings catch the light so well.

 

Tall Milan

The formal height of this set of four Tall Milans in Malachite is further accented by the indirect light of four vertical scones.

 

Nuovo Tuscan Planter

Uplights on planted Nuovo Tuscan Planters add drama to their elegant rims.

 

Bucket Planter

The shape of these Bucket Planters in Italian Terra Cotta is cleverly echoed by downlighting wall fixtures.

 

ABOUT ANAMESE

Anamese has been importing and distributing these beautiful pottery collections since 1998.  Celebrating the beauty and diversity of container gardening, Anamese continues to offer these unique and exceptionally well-made pots to our customers.  As our collections continue to evolve, we remain committed to new designs, mediums and finishes from classic to contemporary.  Our passion is as always, good honest customer service.

 

 

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Lue Svendson

Lue Svendson is a Louisiana based Landscape Architect we’ve had the pleasure of working with for years. From Dubai to Costa Rica, her extensive resume is influenced by her travels.

She says “Anamese Pottery is the icing on the cake. After the Landscape is finished, I get to place pottery to accent architectural color and the blooming plant material. Sometimes the client wants pops of color and we contract brick or paving with a pot. Other times, I go for something more subtle and soft with neutral colors and evergreens. Always though, Anamese pots add such wonderful detail. In cases where there is large amounts of hard surfacing I like to use a pot to add green relief. I use pots for accent, height, interest and focal point. And don’t forget the wonderful water pieces that can be made. I cannot imagine a patio, deck or courtyard without a plan for containers and Anamese is my go-to source. Currently, I am really into subtle greens like Malachite and Celadon. They add such a cooling aspect to the plan.”

Thank you, Lue, for the endless inspiration. There is nothing more gratifying than seeing our collection in action.

FAVORITE FINDER

Anamese’s inventory is vast, with thousands of size, style, and color combinations. Our Favorite Finder is a tool designed to make your life just a little easier. It starts with shape selection, and narrows your choices further through size and finish options. No, it won’t do taxes or fold the laundry (yet), but it will help steer you to the right piece of pottery.

I recently became a Favorite Finder fan and told my mom I had to share the love in this letter. Way before the first shovel even touched the dirt for my new pool, I’d already figured out every piece of pottery I wanted in my new landscape. It’s fun, fast and easy. Other than self-folding laundry, what more could you ask for?

 

Step 1: Select a Shape

With five different shape offerings, this is the first step at finding exactly what you are looking for.

-Round

-Square

-Rectangle

-Tall

-Jars & Urns

 

 

Step 2: Select a Size

Size is an important parameter when placing pottery. Our Favorite Finder allows for you to narrow down your selection by height or width and choose from as small as 12 inches to as large as 45 inches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Select a Finish

We love ALL of our finishes! Picking the one you love most might be the hardest part.

Glazed Clay

-Olde World Aegean

-Vietnamese Unglazed

-Italian Terra Cotta

-Pietro Volcanic Stone-

-Lite Fiber Crete

 

Step 4: Select a Glaze

And alas, I chose Glazed Clay and within that category there are 22 different glazes to choose from. The options are endless and placing pottery in clusters is a fun and easy way to add color and allow for creative inspiration. So let your creative juices flow!

SUMMER TRANSITIONS: Coral Aqua

Coral Aqua is Coral Brown’s colorful cousin. Nothing shy about this finish, combining rich texture with several shades of Mediterranean blue.

Tavolino Planter

The Tavolina Planter elegantly evokes a rocky, secluded shore in Coral Aqua.

 

Hanh

Allow us to introduce you to Hanh. Hanh is 5’3”, gives perspective to all our inventory, is pretty dang helpful, and cute to boot.

 

 

 

 

Avignon Planter

Like a rediscovered classic, in Coral Aqua the Avignon Planter is timeless and tasteful.

 

ABOUT ANAMESE

Anamese has been importing and distributing these beautiful pottery collections since 1998.  Celebrating the beauty and diversity of container gardening, Anamese continues to offer these unique and exceptionally well-made pots to our customers.  As our collections continue to evolve, we remain committed to new designs, mediums and finishes from classic to contemporary.  Our passion is as always, good honest customer service.

 

HIGHLIGHT: Pietro

Manufactured from magma deposited by a volcanic eruption in Southern Vietnam, the Pietro Collection is one of a kind. Lines as sharp and crisp as these aren’t possible in traditional large ceramics because of the limitations of the kiln. But Anamese artisans poured all their skill into this wonderfully strong, porous-textured stone collection.

Tall Square Tapered

With sharp, smart lines and unfussy tones, the Tall Square Tapered definitely gets down to business and can hold its own in commercial spaces.

 

 

 

Hanh

Allow us to introduce you to Hanh. Hanh is 5’3”, gives perspective to all our inventory, is pretty dang helpful, and cute to boot.

 

 

 

 

 

Pietro Trough

Streamlined. Modern. Unfussy. The Pietro Trough is statement on restraint. We love the contrast of its gray volcanic stone with a bright flowerer.

 

 

ABOUT ANAMESE

Anamese has been importing and distributing these beautiful pottery collections since 1998.  Celebrating the beauty and diversity of container gardening, Anamese continues to offer these unique and exceptionally well-made pots to our customers.  As our collections continue to evolve, we remain committed to new designs, mediums and finishes from classic to contemporary.  Our passion is as always, good honest customer service.

ON TREND: Globes

From a design standpoint, globes are a great resource. Spherical dimensions are a dependable way to introduce harmony to a concept. I think they may be one of the easiest containers to place. Round profiles play well with just about any element, and I’ve found they’re especially effective as quirky, unexpected hardscape accents.

 

Cercle Planter

The Cercle Planter is our truest spherical option. It’s lack of structural accent allows its serene shape along whatever finish you choose to take priority.

 

Hanh

Allow us to introduce you to Hanh. Hanh is 5’3”, gives perspective to all our inventory, is pretty dang helpful, and cute to boot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yumiko Planter

The Yumiko Planter is a modern globe, with its slightly elongated, formal profile. It comes in the very popular Vietnamese Unglazed finish.

 

Ribbed Tuscan Planter

For a classic globe with an offbeat accent, I’m a fan of the Ribbed Tuscan Planter.  Pictured in Italian Terra Cotta with red pepper, we love this little treat.

 

ABOUT ANAMESE

Anamese has been importing and distributing these beautiful pottery collections since 1998.  Celebrating the beauty and diversity of container gardening, Anamese continues to offer these unique and exceptionally well-made pots to our customers.  As our collections continue to evolve, we remain committed to new designs, mediums and finishes from classic to contemporary.  Our passion is as always, good honest customer service.