Josefina Aguilar, is one of the most well-known and beloved folk artists of Mexico. She lives near Oaxaca City and is world-renowned for her clay figures of various sizes depicting people living their daily lives. She learned her craft from her mother as did her three sisters. Both she and her sister, Guillermina, have been recognized as Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art, an award given a few years ago to about Mexican 185 artisans. The charm of these pieces is contagious and many people (including the Santa Fe Museum of International Folk Art) have huge scenes of funerals, baptisms, weddings, and markets.
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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…
Join us Friday, September 23, 2011 from 11-6 for a one day only sale to make room for the new holiday ceramics! All Mexican ceramics and glassware, including functional and decorative clay pieces will be 25% off. Stop in at GUILD, 4414 Excelsior Blvd in St. Louis Park tomorrow BUT if you can’t make it, call us at 952-378-1815 and pay with a credit card!
We currently don’t sell our ceramics on line. Do you think we should?