Maiolica Pottery – Pass the Talavera Please

MH460a Talavera, in Puebla, Mexico, is a type of Maiolica pottery, which is distinguished by a milky-white glaze. Authentic Talavera pottery only comes from the city of Puebla and the nearby communities of Atlixco, Cholula, and Tecali, because of the quality of the natural clay found there and the tradition of production which goes back to the 16th century. Much of this pottery was decorated only in blue, but colors such as yellow, black, green, orange and mauve have also been used. Maiolica pottery was brought to Mexico by the Spanish in the first century of the colonial period. Production of this ceramic became highly developed in Puebla because of the availability of fine clays and the demand for tiles from the newly established churches and monasteries in the area. The industry had grown sufficiently that by the mid-17th century, standards and guilds had been established which further improved the quality, leading Puebla into what is called the “golden age” of Talavera pottery (from 1650 to 1750).

Some pieces are from the renowned studio of Maximo Huerta, these pieces represent the finest in authentic Talavera. Hand-thrown from the rich soils of Puebla, then fired and finished in a classic blend of precision and artistry, each design is a beautiful work of art. His ginger jars are just exquisite. MH461a - Talavera Plate

A Talavera Ginger Jar by Maximo Huerta exudes true style and grace. Intimately detailed with delicate hand-painted designs, it is a work of art that will become the centerpiece in any space.

Our Talavera planters feature wonderfully intricate floral patterns that will look great with your plants, indoors or out! The ceramic of these Talavera planters is hand-painted in Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico, and embodies all the classic charm of Mexican Talavera. Available in several shapes and sizes, all Talavera planters also feature a convenient drain hole. Let the bright colors and your plants breathe life back into your home decor!

Whether you keep fresh fruit or wax fruit in your house on display, the Talavera fruit bowl is the perfect dish for display. Many of these Talavera fruit bowls can also double as a punch bowl for when you throw parties. Each is handmade and hand-painted by skilled artists in Mexico. By using modern, high-temperature kilns each Talavera fruit bowl is sure to have a strong and durable finish making them crack and chip resistant.