Keepers of the Arts - Mexican Dinnerware Gifts
I ordered the 6-piece dessert glasses colored blue. They are well designed. Unlike other glasses that are flimsy, they're quite heavy and durable. Thanks Novica for making better quality dessert glasses.
These bowls are beautifully detailed and the color is perfect. They are an ideal size to serve soup at the start of a meal. Thank you to Sr. Alonso Luis for your exceptional work.
Our purchase of Alonso Luis Talavera began nearly 20 years ago in a San Miguel de Allende gallery, and we continued to collect several pieces while visiting Mexico over the next ten years. In 2007 we had the enormous privilege of visiting the small factory itself in a town outside of Puebla. Mr. Luis himself graciously escorted us through the factory and showed us the steps to create his treasures, starting from the pile of clay outside through the final firing. As we no longer travel to Mexico, we are delighted to find AL's Talavera at Novica! We use our elegant Talavera plates and bowls and mugs daily and do not hesitate putting them into the dishwasher. We also display AL Talavera both on plate stands and behind glass cabinet doors. Guests never fail to comment on its beauty, expecting it to be European, mainly Italian, rather than Mexican. Whether it be for a special display item or daily use, I highly recommend the beauty and serviceability of AL Talavera! We love it!
"Our work is completely carried out in the traditional way -- the way its been done here for hundreds of years."
Handcrafted Authentic Mexican Blue Talavera Style Plate, "Cholula Blossoms"
Mexican Floral Ceramic Green Blue Dinner Plate, "Green Floral Duchess"
Artisan Crafted 10-inch Ceramic Luncheon Plates (Pair), "Zacatlan Flowers"
Artisan Crafted Ceramic 12-inch Dinner Plates (Pair), "Zacatlan Flowers"