Talavera is a classic form of Mexican pottery. Artists hand paint native floral and animal motifs onto a white glazed background. The colorful ceramics are still produced using techniques introduced to Mexico by Spanish guild artisans in the sixteenth century. In Spain the same type of pottery is called 'Majolica'.
I also have a Talavera lizard. It has lived for several years in a moss encrusted concrete planter. Talavera is a good way to add a dash of color to a garden. I wouldn't use a lot of it, but a piece here and there is just right.
The voodoo plant is looking a little stressed. An unknown critter recently uprooted the tuber from its plastic pot and left it lying on the ground. It was saved by a rainstorm which kept it moist until I found it later that day, wilted but alive. I hope the new pot will offer better protection!