Talavera Ceramics are Mexican Folk ArtPosted: November 9, 2011
Ok, I’ve been busy for the last few days moving the skeletons out of the shop and the talavera and early holiday stuff in. Here are a few shots of some of the blue talavera and some of the red and green holiday talavera. These lovely pieces come from Delores Hidalgo, Mexico.
What is Talavera, you ask? Talavera is a type of majolica pottery that is made in several places in Mexico including Puebla, Delores Hidalgo and Guanajuato. The name “talavera” comes from the Spanish city, Talavera de la Reina, from where the traditional process of majolica production was brought to Mexico after the Spanish conquest in 1525. Artisans continue the traditional process to this very day!
These pieces are all food safe and can be washed in the dishwasher and used in the microwave.
Add a little zip to your holidays with some color and life from Mexico! And let me know if you have any questions…