The World of Talavera Planters .... Hand-Painted | High Fired Ceramic .
Avera Products proudly distributes artisan crafted pottery produced in the historic Talavera style as well as clay planters and accents, metal artwork, and more. Click below to see our full catalog including some of the world's finest pottery for a wide variety of applications.
Handcrafted Since the 16th Century........ Talavera is a type of majolica earthenware of a distinct creamy- white glazed decoration originally produced only in the State of Puebla, Mexico. Talavera is the oldest tin-glazed ceramic in America and it is still manufactured with the same techniques as in the 16th Century. Puebla was not only considered to be the second most important city in Mexico after the country’s capital Mexico City, it was also the most important earthenware center of the Nueva España, which was the name of Mexico in Colonial times. There are several theories about its origin in Mexico, but the most accepted explanation is that Spanish monks from the Santo Domingo monastery in Puebla sent for artisans from Talavera de la Reina to teach the indigenous people of the region how to work the clay so they could create pieces similar to the ones produced in Spain. They wanted to decorate their monastery and church with tiles and religious sculptures. Majolica ceramics, made in the Talavera style, are produced throughout many different regions of Mexico. These new influences have produced a variety of modern styles and designs that are growing in popularity. One such area, Dolores Hidalgo, is considered the best fabrica in the area and produces some of the finest quality modern Talavera in Mexico today, and we proudly source all of our Talavera pottery from this region.
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Wood Barrels from Avera Products .
Our barrels are one of our best selling product lines for garden centers across the country. Coming in 6 different sizes these make a great display just by stacking them. Made from sturdy Acacia wood, these barrels are designed with tongue-and-groove construction and sealed with all-natural Linseed oil for long-lasting durability. Powder-coated steel straps add additional strength, these barrels are made to last. Avera wood barrels are exactly what any garden and patio needs year round. The versatile and timeless look are perfect for both spring and fall seasons.
Avera Products is a family owned business with a close-knit team of dedicated staff who's core values are honesty, integrity, and authenticity which influence everything we do. We strive to continually offer unique, high quality products that tell a story and create an exciting shopping experience for consumers. The niche styles and designs we produce appeal to a broad audience, achieving excellent sell through across a variety of market segments and localities. As a national distributor of quality home and garden products, we highly value our relationships with independent garden centers throughout the country. We would love to help meet your pottery and decor needs, whatever they may be.
At Avera Products, we strive to continually offer unique, high quality products that tell a story and create an exciting shopping experience for consumers. The niche styles and designs we produce appeal to a broad audience, achieving excellent sell through across a variety of market segments and localities.
Some facts about our company:
- We’re a family owned business with a close-knit team of dedicated staff
- Our core company values of honesty, integrity and authenticity influence everything we do
- A 10,000 square foot warehouse located in Ladson, South Carolina serves as our home base, providing close proximity to the Port of Charleston
- Avera’s products are sourced from around the world, including a company owned manufacturing firm in Vietnam
A letter from David Boersma, President of Avera Products
In 2011, my friend John and I were talking about the incredible success his hardware store was having selling handmade pottery. It was colorful and different and customers loved it! John was convinced that other stores like his could have similar success if only they had access to these kinds of unique products. I believed he was right and so I offered to come to work for him and help get his idea off the ground. Two weeks later, Avera Products was founded as a wholesale supplier of lawn & garden products to serve the needs of independent retailers. That heritage lives on today as we continue to design and develop unique, high quality products that create an exciting shopping experience for your customers.
On this website you’ll find planters, garden decor, home furnishings, and more – many of which are handmade by artisans from around the world. I invite you to browse our site and if you like what you see, we’d love the opportunity to design a program just for you!
David J. Boersma