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Rustica Talavera Pottery Recipes:  Wood Fired Adobe Oven Artisan Bread

Rustica Talavera Pottery Recipes: Wood Fired Adobe Oven Artisan Bread

May 28, 2017

Love the taste of chewy, crispy-crust bread with a tantalizing wood smoke flavor? So do we. Join Rustica Gift & Talavera Pottery's Chef & Baker-in-Residence as he shows us how to make this easy freshly-baked bread recipe.

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Rustica Talavera Pottery’s Cultural Communications Partner:  MIXTA WORDS

Rustica Talavera Pottery’s Cultural Communications Partner: MIXTA WORDS

May 14, 2017

That’s when the power of context and meaning sunk in.  It is precisely the value that Jodi Monroy, master cultural interpreter and founder of MIXTA, delivers to her clients across U.S. and Latin American cultures.

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Rustica Gift & Talavera Pottery's Newest Artisan

Rustica Gift & Talavera Pottery's Newest Artisan

April 23, 2017

We are so excited to welcome the extraordinary master Artesana, Ruth Cortez Rodriguez of San Miguel de Allende to our Rustica Gift & Talavera Pottery family of talented artisans.  A long-time resident and much-loved member of the creative community, Senora Cortez and her daughter, Monica, create extraordinary pieces of Alpaca silver handboxes, jewelry and other items.

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Rustica Talavera Pottery:  Recipe Chiles en Nogada

Rustica Talavera Pottery: Recipe Chiles en Nogada

April 19, 2017

Chiles en Nogada is a special "welcome" dish, created in hospitality for Mexico's equivalent of military royalty.  It is a specialty of the international home of artisan Talavera pottery; the beautiful colonial city of Puebla.  A feast for the senses, and a special recipe fit for an emperor.

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Arriving Soon from Mexico:  Our Tesora Jewelry Box Treasure Collection

Arriving Soon from Mexico: Our Tesora Jewelry Box Treasure Collection

April 11, 2017

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Artisan + Modern Home Decor:  Three equals One Talavera Pottery Strategy

Artisan + Modern Home Decor: Three equals One Talavera Pottery Strategy

April 07, 2017

This Spring, dazzle your home with a spot of color.  And, if you want to go all in on the idea, select something with a story.  The Talavera pottery is a favorite, as it features literally centuries of history and culture.  You can read more about that here:  A Beautiful History.

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas:  Artisan Majolica, Talavera Pottery & Pewter

Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Artisan Majolica, Talavera Pottery & Pewter

April 01, 2017

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Rustica Talavera Pottery Pages:  A Delicious Monday

Rustica Talavera Pottery Pages: A Delicious Monday

March 27, 2017

Don't let Monday's get you down, and don't go crazy with the evening meal.  Spice up your day with easy, affordable take-out dining featuring your local Mexican grocer's marinade-drenched fajitas, and a festive table setting of Talavera pottery.

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Spring Gifts & Majolica Pottery: Welcome to a Gentler Season

Spring Gifts & Majolica Pottery: Welcome to a Gentler Season

March 16, 2017

It has been a hard winter, hasn't it?  And yes, it's still with us, but - we've all seen those small, umistakable signs that the cold is receding, and warmer, gentler times are ahead.

 

Rustica Gift & Pottery Majolica Pottery Colibri Collection Spring is comingThat's when I turn to those lovely signs of Spring's arrival to cheer me up.  I'll grab a pastel or bright color from the closet (anything but grey and black!), make a salad chock full of vibrant veggies, or read about a tropical get-away.  My body may still be here in Winter, but no reason my mind can't escape to a balmier locale.

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Love, Artisan Style:  My Funny Valentine

Love, Artisan Style: My Funny Valentine

January 27, 2017

I have a confession to make:  the more lunar orbits I make around the planet, the less I like the stereotypical holiday must-do's:  credit card gifts at Christmas, de rigueur red roses for Valentines Day, chocolate bunnies for Easter (oh wait, hold up.  I want those chocolate bunnies).

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What's on Your Plate for 2017?

What's on Your Plate for 2017?

January 03, 2017

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Zen and the Holiday Coffee Break

Zen and the Holiday Coffee Break

December 06, 2016

Photo Credit Ian Stout Photography

The Best Non-Advice You'll Get This Season

Are you alone right now?  I mean, can we talk?  Great; if that's the case, I'm going to give you the ONLY how-to tip you're gonna find here.  I'm going to advise you to stop ALL of your holiday must-do's, pour yourself a nice, steamy mug of whatever you're craving, pop open a bag of biscotti that (spoiler alert!) someone else made - commercial or otherwise, and just set for awhile.

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