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Michael Carr Designs Pottery and AquaPots® by Proven Winners

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Introducing Luxury Grade Michael Carr Pottery by Proven Winners
Smart. Stylish. Sensational. 

Proven Winners has entered the pottery market with the addition of premium quality Michael Carr Designs Pottery to the brand family. The line includes the popular new self-watering ceramic AquaPots invented by award-winning landscape architect Jack Barnwell. Michael Carr and Proven Winners share a reputation for quality and innovation worldwide, making this a natural partnership.



Unmatched design capabilities, refined colors and unprecedented finishes make Michael Carr Designs Pottery a favorite among retailers, landscape professionals and home gardeners. Each piece is handmade by the company’s highly trained and talented craftsmen who use time-tested techniques and kilns to give each piece its own special character. Hundreds of unique designs in multiple sizes, colors and finishes are available across the full line.  

Top 4 Reasons to Choose Michael Carr Pottery:

  1. Highest quality finishes of any ceramic planters - Michael Carr's proprietary clay formulas and processes result in the removal of foreign substances trapped in the material, resulting in incredibly smooth, pure finishes. You'll find little to no pitting in the glaze Michael Carr Design utilizes, compared to others on the market. Pitting allows debris and water to get into the pottery, compromising it over time.

    Examples of Pitting in Poor Quality Ceramics


    Premium Quality Michael Carr Pottery Finishes

  2. Most durable planters on the market - Michael Carr Pottery has been time tested and proven for decades to perform flawlessly in gardens from Alaska to South America. The process of curing the clay at ultra-high temperatures and using only the highest quality, purest clay which is free of impurities allows Michael Carr Pottery to withstand high and low temperature extremes.  


  3. Trendsetting colors and finishes - We don't just follow the trends, we set them. Michael Carr is constantly studying trends and colors. Each new glaze recipe takes years of work and trials to perfect before introduction. Currently, 198 unique colors and finishes are available across the full line of Michael Carr Pottery.


  4. New designs every year - Michael Carr Designs treats pottery as a fashion business. 50-60% of the designs across the entire product line are completely new each year.





Introducing AquaPots Self-Watering Containers

AquaPots is an exceptional new concept in self-watering containers invented and patented by Jack Barnwell (left), an award-winning landscape architect from Mackinac Island, Michigan, in conjunction with Michael Carr Pottery. Barnwell is an avid user of Michael Carr Designs Pottery who saw the need for gorgeous, commercial grade, self-watering containers for the variety of properties he services across the country. He worked with Michael Carr (right) to develop this stylish yet practical solution for his clients.

AquaPots are the first and only premium quality glazed ceramic self-watering planters on the market. They are not an insert but rather a complete system that is integrated into each planter. Professionals: download the wholesale AquaPots catalog.



Key Benefits of AquaPots®

  • The convenience of a self-watering pot with the beauty of high-quality glazed ceramics. Durable quality components be reused year after year. 

  • No risk of overwatering. An overflow valve ensures plants cannot be overwatered, even in heavy rain.

  • No unsightly plastic drip tubing. A cleaner look that can be enjoyed anywhere instead of needing to stay where plumbing is located.

  • Elimination of fertilizer leaching and runoff due to the enclosed watering system.

  • No more water ring stains on the deck or porch.

  • Watering frequency is significantly decreased.

  • Smaller AquaPots last at least a week between waterings; larger Professional Series pots last up to one month.

  • Water savings with no waste. 25% of the amount of water is used with AquaPots vs. similar sized pots on drip irrigation.

  • Beautifully grown plants. Plants have continuous access to fertilizer-infused water and require minimal watering.

  • Frost and freeze resistant ceramic.
    Simply empty the pot and turn it upside down for winter (important for northern gardeners).

Here's what people are saying about AquaPots:

"Wow! We are thrilled with our AquaPots system. The gorgeous pottery we handpicked in various shapes and sizes with the watering system built in could not be easier to maintain when we are home or traveling. These one-of-a-kind pots are our best home investment to date. A GREAT addition to our outdoor living space!" - Gwen & Richard Z., Naples FL

"When Jack proposed these AquaPots to us, I'll admit I was skeptical that they would work like he said. However, after one full summer season of watering pots on our docks once a week as opposed to every other day, the labor savings alone paid for the entire collection of gorgeous pots in stunning Shepler's Blue! The plants and flowers also looked amazing all season long. We love them." - Chris Shepler, President of Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, MI

"The AquaPots self-watering planters have brought such joy to our tenants. They love how our plants around to common areas, pool and entryways look so healthy and full now. The quality of the pottery is amazing too, and the fact that we don't have the staining and constant maintenance we used to have is a huge benefit for us." - Property manager, Marco Island FL 


Is all Michael Carr pottery now AquaPots?

Not all Michael Carr containers are AquaPots--AquaPots are a line of self-watering containers within the Michael Carr brand. Michael will continue to introduce new styles annually. Professionals - see all the AquaPots styles and sizes available to the wholesale trade here: See all AquaPots - Download PDF.

Can all pots be converted into AquaPots?

No. The AquaPots are an all-in-one system. A rim molded inside the container seals the water reservoir off from the soil area to prevent leaking. AquaPots do not have any bottom drainage holes. Instead, there is a hole right below the platform within the container that allows for overflow of any excess water.

Where can I find Michael Carr pottery and AquaPots images for my advertising needs?

Download images here.


Wholesale Ordering Options

Wholesale, retail and professional landscape customers are encouraged to pre-book all Michael Carr Designs Pottery, including AquaPots, for spring sales through BFG Supply Co., the exclusive distributor of Michael Carr Designs Pottery in North America.

Call 866-358-9998 or visit the Michael Carr Designs website.

There are hundreds of unique designs in multiple sizes and over a hundred color and finish options in the full Michael Carr Designs Pottery line. Wholesale customers who order full container loads direct from Vietnam will have a wider range of color options and can combine AquaPots with their standard pottery order to take advantage of discounts.

Proven Winners will work with BFG Supply Co. and Michael Carr Designs to manage consumer marketing efforts for the line. Promotions for the line will spread across Proven Winners’ social media channels, consumer flower and garden shows, the Gardener’s Idea Book and a localized Facebook campaign for each retailer offering Michael Carr Designs by Proven Winners pottery.


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