Majolica ceramics, made in the Talavera style, are produced throughout many different regions of Mexico. These new influences have produced a variety of modern styles and designs that are growing in popularity. One such area, Dolores Hidalgo, is the home of Artesanias Amora fabrica. It is considered the best fabrica in the area and produces some of the finest quality modern Talavera in Mexico today. Although these products do not meet the exacting standards established by the Consejo Regulador de Talavera, they are fine quality modern Talavera pieces a modest prices.
As we have already discussed, Talavera is fired at very high temperatures making it a very durable product. We recommend treating your Talavera as you would treat any other fine china product. If you decide to place it in the dishwasher, use care to ensure that it does not rattle against other pieces during the washing process. It is microwave safe, but use care as it will absorb heat. The high firing temperatures also make it oven safe. We recommend placing the piece in the oven when the oven is started and let it warm up with the oven. With proper care, your Talavera piece will last for years to come!