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Ole! New shipment of Mexican Pottery From Talavera Pottery!

In an attempt an thinking a little bit outside of the box, we decided to order a new shipment of Mexican pottery!

These pots are hand painted and crafted by real live people that live in Mexico. The process of production has changed very little since it was first started in in the early 1800’s. During production of these¬†surprisingly¬†lightweight pots, each individual piece is inspected over and over again to check for flaws or imperfections. Colorful, yet tasteful, our selections will fit somewhere in your home.

Interesting Factoids:

The rich Talavera pottery heritage was introduced to Mexico by Spanish guild artisans of the Colonial period. Commonly called “majolica” in Spain, Mexican Talavera draws its name from the 16th century Spanish pottery center, Talavera de la Reina. Not only typical pot shapes are available! Other shapes include Square Urns, Animals with holes in their backs and amazing handcrafted fish, frogs and lizards for use as garden decor or wall art!

 

While the intricate polychrome and more typical blue and white designs show their Old World legacy, native floral and animal motifs claim these colorful ceramics as classically Mexican.There are only six permitted colors: blue, yellow, black, green, orange and mauve, and these colors must be made from natural pigments. The painted designs have a blurred appearance as they fuse slightly into the glaze.

 

 

 

 

Authentic Talavera pottery only comes from the city of Puebla and the communities of Atlixco, Cholula and Tecali, as the clays needed and the history of this craft are both centered there.¬†Today, only pieces made by designated areas and from workshops that have been certified are permitted to call their work “Talavera.”

 

 

Each piece that we have in stock right now has an autograph on the bottom (or belly in the case of some of the critters). Upon insection of each item, it is amazing to see how much care and talent went into each individual piece. These pots are most certainly the typical “Made In China” stuff that you would find at a bargain retail outlet.

 

 

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