Since the 16th century, Mexican craftsmen have been producing Talavera pottery. This art form has evolved from ancient cultures and influenced the production of pottery in Mexico resulting in the exquisite Talavera pottery that is available today. True, certified Talavera pottery is produced in the city of Puebla, in the state of Puebla, Mexico however, high-quality, modern Talavera pottery is also available from factories in other Mexican districts such as Dolores Hidalgo and Guanajuato.
Age-old techniques have been passed down from generation to generation by master craftsmen. These techniques produce unique pieces that are truly works of art. Vibrant colors and delicate details are trademarks of Talavera pottery that give it the characteristic color and brilliance known only to Talavera ware.
Talavera is a type of majolica earthenware that is fired at extremely high temperatures producing a very durable product. Artisans are not limited to the production of tiles and vases. You will find beautiful pieces to suit your taste in plates, jars, pots, religious figures, animals and more!
To appreciate your Talavera, you should know something of its origins. We hope that this short history of this beautiful pottery lends a hand to creating this understanding.