A type of pottery that was introduced to Mexico from Spain in the mid-17th-century. More than 300 years later, the popular style is still very sought after. Talavera isn’t just any kind of pottery, though, and not just any artisan can make it. The form, which is known in Spain as majolic. An earthenware pottery decorated with brightly colored lead glazes best known for naturalistic/whimsical style. And the vivid glazes are selected carefully; in fact, for Mexican talavera to be considered authentic, it can only be painted in one or more of six colors– black, blue, green, orange, yellow, or mauve–all of which must be made of natural dyes and all of which must be painted onto the piece of tile or pottery by hand. The clay, a mix of a lighter and darker barro,(which means Mud or Clay) must also come from Puebla and the forms into which it is shaped are fired twice. The process is hands-on, time-intensive, and elaborate.
Maas Nursery has an entire area completely dedicated to Talavera pottery. I cant help but feel as if I am walking in Mexico.