Hand Crafted Talavera Style Ceramic Vase and Lid from Mexico, 'Blue and White'
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"Each of our creations is handmade with great dedication, beginning with the preparation of our local clay to the impassioned hands of our family and the artisans who assist us."
The Castillo Family's artistry has been featured in periodicals ranging from Sunset magazine to The Cincinnati Inquirer.
The Castillo Family has many years of experience handcrafting Talavera-style ceramics in Guanajuato, Mexico. Their workshop seeks to rescue this traditional, world-renowned ceramic style. Although true Talavera ceramics are made only in the city of Puebla, the techniques are also practiced by artisans in Guanajuato. Talavera dates from the colonial period when Spanish priests taught how to craft ceramics using Majolica techniques. Over the centuries, Talavera evolved as a style of its own.
To create this Talavera-style art, clays of the region are mixed, then liquefied and poured into molds. Once the creation is dry – a day or two later – it is removed from its mold and smoothed, then permitted to dry completely for two more days before being fired at 950 degrees Celsius. After firing, the ceramic is submerged into glaze, then left to dry. The design is sketched onto the clay and the outlines and patterns are painted by hand with fine brushes. Finally, the piece is high-fired at 1,000 degrees Celsius to crystallize the colors.
Rocio Castillo comments, "Quality is more important to us than quantity. Each of our creations is handmade with great dedication, beginning with the preparation of our local clay to the impassioned hands of our family and the artisans who assist us."
I have purchased two vases from the Castillo Family. Both were Imperial vases - with a height of approximately 14 inches(different decoration / painting). I am extremely pleased with both of the vases - the work that I have purchased from them thus far has been excellent - and excellent value. I hope that neither of these qualities change.
I purchased two Verde flower boxes from this artist as a gift for my wife. The colors of the pottery are bright and well defined. The items came extremely well wrapped and protected. I planted three 4"" potted house plants in each flower box. My wife loves them (and so do I).
WOW! Words can not describe my satisfaction with the beautiful ""Floral Tibor"" jar. As I opened the wonderful packaging, a big smile happened upon me! I absolutely LOVE my jar/vase. One can easily see the craftmanship that went into this. I plan on following the creations of the Castillo Family. Thanks for offering such a beautiful item,
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Take your measurements with the tape measure over your under garments. If your measurements fall between sizes you may prefer the next larger size. Inseam, skirt and dress lengths vary by style and will be listed in the item description. Our sweaters are knit in standard American sizes, however actual measurements vary by style.
BUST / CHEST
Measure around the fullest part of chest under the arms and over the shoulder blades keeping the tape measure level.
Measure around the smallest part of the waist keeping the tape measure comfortably loose. Most garments use the low waist measurement noted below.
Measure around the body approximately 1.5" below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.
Standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of the body approx 7"-8" below the waist.
Measure around the base of the neck keeping the tape measure comfortably loose.
Bend elbow slightly and starting at the center back of the neck, measure across the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the wrist.
Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.
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