The World of Talavera Avera Products proudly distributes artisan crafted pottery produced in the historic Talavera style as well as clay planters and accents, metal artwork, and more. Click below to see our full catalog including some of the world's finest pottery for a wide variety of applications. Handcrafted Since the 16th Century........ Talavera is a type of majolica earthenware of a distinct creamy- white glazed decoration originally produced only in the State of Puebla, Mexico. Talavera is the oldest tin-glazed ceramic in America and it is still manufactured with the same techniques as in the 16th Century. Puebla was not only considered to be the second most important city in Mexico after the country’s capital Mexico City, it was also the most important earthenware center of the Nueva España, which was the name of Mexico in Colonial times. There are several theories about its origin in Mexico, but the most accepted explanation is that Spanish monks from the Santo Domingo monastery in Puebla sent for artisans from Talavera de la Reina to teach the indigenous people of the region how to work the clay so they could create pieces similar to the ones produced in Spain. They wanted to decorate their monastery and church with tiles and religious sculptures. Majolica ceramics, made in the Talavera style, are produced throughout many different regions of Mexico. These new influences have produced a variety of modern styles and designs that are growing in popularity. One such area, Dolores Hidalgo, is considered the best fabrica in the area and produces some of the finest quality modern Talavera in Mexico today, and we proudly source all of our Talavera pottery from this region.
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