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Mexican Art

Not all our products make it onto the website. Some, such as these Talavera Plates are only available in store.

Talavera was introduced to Mexico by Spanish guild artisans of the Colonial period and draws its name from the 16th century Spanish pottery center, Talavera de la Reina. All the Talavera in store is handmade in Puebla, Mexico, and are distinguished by the use of Celestial motifs that claim these pieces as uniquely Mexican. You can read more about it here on Wikipedia, but my favourite quote was that – this process is so complicated and plagued with the possibility of irreparable damage that during colonial times, artisans prayed special prayers, especially during the firing process‚