About Mexican Handcrafts
Mexican Handcrafts and Folk Art is a complex collection of items made with various materials and intended for different purposes or simply as decorative items. From ceramics, textile, glassworks, furniture and much more. Mexico's artesanía tradition is a blend of indigenous and European techniques and designs.
Talavera pottery is created with majolica earthenware, which is a type of ceramic that is glazed and white in color. A city in Mexico called Puebla was established in 1531 and almost immediately became the center of earthenware production. Today, the pottery is still being made with the same techniques that were used during the 16th Century, and it is the oldest tin-glazed ceramic in America.
Artisans in Tlaxcala learned the techniques from the famous Uriarte workshop in Puebla. They have preserved the techniques and produce unique pieces also highly
recognised. The pottery is still being made with the same techniques that were used during the 16th Century.
The below are unique pieces. Each design and painting is different.