Mexican SpiceHandcrafted Floral Ceramic Covered Serving Bowl
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10 cm H x 17 cm W x 12 cm D
3.9" H x 6.75" W x 4.7" D
- Microwave safe
- Dishwasher safe
- Free of lead and toxins
- Signed by the artist
- Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
"I am constantly searching for ways to improve techniques and qualities, as well as developing new designs and styles."
"I'm from the state of Guanajuato, but I began my apprenticeship in a ceramic workshop in Mexico City. I began as an assistant decorator and after two years I was heading that department. By then I decided to start my own workshop at my parents' house. It was just my wife and I.
"You could say I'm somewhat restless, always looking to start new ventures, and soon I was starting another workshop in Xochimilco. After eight years I decided to return to my village and set up another workshop there. That was in 1996, and now I've been fortunate to offer jobs to more than 30 master ceramists in my community.
"Our process begins by mixing clay, silica, kaolin and feldspar and letting it 'age' for several days. After shaping by hand the desired piece on the potter's wheel we trace the patterns with a burin so they serve as guide for the decorative motifs, which we paint with enamels before baking. The heat makes the enamel colors come through shiny and beautiful.
"I am constantly searching for ways to improve techniques and qualities, as well as developing new designs and styles. Our collections range from home décor to exhibition pieces now on show in different galleries in Mexico, as well as United States and Austria, amongst others.
"I have different projects going on that are related to my ceramic art and to providing new job opportunities to people from my village. These include an exhibition hall and workshop where people visiting my village can take part in crafting a ceramic piece, as well as admire the marvel we create."
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Thank you Javier! I ordered your little planter for my husband for Christmas. It will be the new home for one of his cactus plants. The glaze detail is amazing! Size is perfect, too. The day I ordered it was my ""Lucky Day"" - as I got the last one. I just added another one of your planters to my wish list. Javier is the fourth Talavera pottery artist from whom I have purchased. Each artist has their own unique style of decoration. I love them all. I am a former art/ceramic teacher. I know the time that goes into this type of decoration. I know I am getting an exceptional value here at Novica. I save all of the personal story cards that come with each peace. I have been purchasing Fair Trade for many years - but here at Novica, the experience is unique. I actually know that name of the artist and feel a more personal connection by having the face/photograph of the artist, too. Thank you Novica for all you do for the artisans around the world. Judy - Lima, OH
Thank you Javier I truly love your work. I bought the shot glasses for my daughter now she is the envy of her friends. It is such a thrill to give a gift of such beauty.
Dear Mr. Servin, I have purchased 3 of your exceptional items. The small blue vase, the cheese plate and the covered candy dish. Your work is so meticulous and beautiful. I just love the raised coloring on the pottery. You are indeed a talented artist. I hope to be able to purchase more of your designs in the future. Many Thanks for adding beauty to my house with your lovely designs. Best Regards, Carol Habben New Port Richey, Florida
Javier, I recently received a salsa bowl made by you, and was much impressed by the workmanship and beauty of the piece. Thanks to both you Novica. I'm very pleased. Susan
I received my vase today and I am so impressed and very happy that I stumbled across Novica and found an artist like Javier. The vase is truly lovely and clearly the product of a great deal of work. Colours are beautiful. I opened the package at work and it was wrapped like a present. My colleagues ooh'd and aah'd and asked where it came from. Thank you so much. Bronwyn Leighton, Australia
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