Keepers of the Arts - Talavera Gifts
I use this to hold sugar packets and keep it out where it can be seen. Adds a splash of color and culture to my kitchen. I love it!
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!
The Gorky Gonzalez studio produces a line of beautiful dinnerware. Most of the designs have an animal depiction in the center. These plates have plain centers, but the border design is especially elaborate. The Gonzalez pottery is very well made, consistently-sized, and durable.
In 1992, Mexico's then president awarded Gorky Gonzalez with the National Award of Sciences and Art. "My main interest was always the rescue of traditional Majolica pottery."
Handcrafted Authentic Mexican Blue Talavera Style Plate, "Cholula Blossoms"
Authentic Handcrafted 13 Inch Serving Bowl, "Blue Teziutlan"
Artisan Crafted Majolica Ceramic Bird Cookie Jar, "Owl Treats"
Talavera-Style Oval Blue Floral Serving Dish with Handles, "Oval Blue Colonial Blossom"