About Michael Carr Designs
Each Pot is Unique
At Michael Carr Designs one of the things that makes our line of garden pottery special is that each piece is hand-made. Each piece starts with a talented craftsman taking clay and pushing it into a mold by hand. After an initial drying, they remove it with their hands and tirelessly work to smooth each seam and each design element out to give it the sleek shape that you see in each finished product. The piece is dried once again and liquid glazes are applied to the pots by hand. The pots are then moved to the kiln where it is set up to fire. Inside the kiln, heat will circulate throughout. Within the rustic old world kilns, heat inside varies slightly from spot to spot. The heat combined with the unique glazes are what creates the colors and runs of the glazes. These slight variations in temperature are what give each piece its own unique color and runs. This is how customers get that one of a kind look with each piece.
Wide Assortment of Collections & Styles
As a brand Michael Carr Designs strives to bring to market a broad selection of pottery and decor styles and fashions. Each year we keep it new and exciting, refreshing the collection with updated colors and styles. Our brand features several different collections all with their own unique color glazes, styles and sizes.
While we do have some open-stock pottery sold by the set (wholesale only), the majority of our collections are sold in pallet assortments. Each pallet assortment includes a variety of nested sizes in the designated styles. Some pallet assortments feature assorted colors, while other pallet assortments feature one color in various styles. This gives you the opportunity to easily build a complete pottery shop within your garden center.
- Vietnamese Glazed Pottery
- Vietnamese Volcanic Glazed Pottery – New for 2018!
- Vietnamese Light Cement & Terra Cotta Pottery
- Liconfiber™ Pottery & Statuary
- Malaysian Glazed Pottery
- Glazed Bird Baths
- Glazed Fountains
- Old World Collection – Featuring Statuary, Decor and Pottery
- Indoor Pottery – Bonsai Planters, Orchid Pots, Wall of Color Small Pieces
- Resin Statuary – Michael Carr Critters
Freeze & Frost Resistance
Select pieces within our collections are designed to be freeze and frost resistant. Look for the snowflake icon on our catalog pages denoting planters that can tolerate colder temperatures.