Truths About Talavera Pottery
Brief History of Talavera Pottery
Characteristics of Talavera Pottery
Talavera pottery is characterized by the white base and colorful designs that almost always contain cobalt blue because its beauty and rarity. Though the tradition started in Puebla, several regions in Mexico are now certified to produce the style.
Production of Talavera Pottery
It all starts with natural clay, basically a mix of black and white sand. The potter then throws the piece on a wheel. Once the piece has been dried and fired a first time, the potter applies the white glaze. He waits for it to dry then hand-paints the distinctive designs before firing it a final time. That’s why each piece of Talavera pottery is unique – and precious.
All the Talavera dishware at Bazaar del Mundo is lead free, and tested in the U.S. as well as Mexico. These pieces specifically come from Puebla, Guanajuato, and Delores Hildalgo.
Uses for Talavera Pottery
Artisans also craft flower pots of all sizes. A huge Talavera pot can serve as the centerpiece of landscape design. Alternatively, several small pots with native plants will brighten up any room.
Talavera ceramics are both dishwasher and oven safe, too. Imagine cooking a delicious casserole and taking it to a potluck in a show piece of pottery.
So, no shopping trip in San Diego is complete without a visit to Bazaar del Mundo and a tour of our fine Talavera pottery. Prepare to fall in love.