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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.



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.